BROWN BOOBY FACTS
The Brown Booby is a dark brown bird with white underside.. Bill cream or grey. Male has blue skin at base of bill.
Oceans. Roosts on coral cays
dives for fish at sea
Nest is scrape in sand on edges of cliff, or on ground on islands. Lays 2-3 greenish white eggs.
Tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Found offshore in ocean from Queensland to West Australia. Seen on the Great Barrier Reef, and as far south as Moreton Bay off Brisbane. Breeds on numerous tropical islands off West Australia and Queensland.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Brown Booby|
Relatives in same Genus
Masked Booby (S. dactylatra)
Red-footed Booby (S. sula)