Baking: Brown Booby

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Sula leucogaster

Length: 25-35 in Wingspan: 50-60 in Weight: 2-4 lbs

Identification:

Dark brown back and neck with clean white belly. Bill pointed, light yellow. Feet yellow. Pacific subspecies has pale head.

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Distribution:

Found in tropical waters around the world. In North America, breeds as far north as extreme southern California in the Pacific, and southern Florida in the Atlantic.

Cool Facts:

Brown Boobies are widespread throughout the tropics. These birds and their relatives have totipalmate feet, meaning all four toes are connected by webbing, as compared to a duck’s palmate feet with only three webbed toes.

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References:

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