BOOBIES   -   SULIDAE


Nazca Booby - Sula granti
Nazca Booby
Sula granti
Española, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nazca Booby was split from Masked Booby (S. dactylatra) based on its orange (not yellow) bill and white (not black) central tail feathers. Both of these features are visible in this photo. On a few islands they nest together without interbreeding. Reference: Pitman, R. L.; Jehl, J. R. (1998): Geographic variation and reassessment of species limits in the "Masked" Boobies of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Wilson Bulletin 110(2): 155-170. (S5)


Blue-footed Booby - Sula nebouxii
Blue-footed Booby
Sula nebouxii excisa
North Seymour, Galapagos, Ecuador.
A mated pair. The female is on the left with the larger pupil (actually a dark pigmented area around the pupil, not a larger opening). (S5)


Blue-footed Booby - Sula nebouxii
Blue-footed Booby
Sula nebouxii excisa
North Seymour, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Juvenile. (S5)


Peruvian Booby - Sula variegata
Peruvian Booby
Sula variegata
Pucusana, Lima department, Peru.
Endemic to the Humboldt Current region; it's mainly found off the coasts of Peru and Chile, but birds can wander north as far as Colombia in El Niño years. (S6)


Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster leucogaster
Loma Partida, Bocas del Toro province, Panama.
(S8)


Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster leucogaster
Swan Cay, Bocas del Toro province, Panama.
(S8)


Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster brewsteri
Puerto Angel, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Juvenile. (S5)


Red-footed Booby - Sula sula
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula websteri
Genovesa Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
A brown morph individual. (S5)


Red-footed Booby - Sula sula
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula websteri
Genovesa Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
A juveniule. (S5)


Red-footed Booby - Sula sula
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula websteri
Genovesa Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
A fledgling. (S5)


Red-footed Booby - Sula sula
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula websteri
Genovesa Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
(S5)



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