MASKED BOOBY FACTS
The Masked Booby is a large white gannet with dark brown flight feathers and brown tail. The bill is bright yellow in male and greenish yellow in female. The feet are blue-grey.
Blue-faced Booby, Masked Gannet
74 - 86cm
Oceans. Roosts on coral cays
dives for fish at sea
Nest is scrape in sand on ground on islands. Lays 2-3 blue-white eggs.
Tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Found offshore in ocean from Queensland to West Australia. Seen on the Great Barrier Reef. Breeds on tropical islands off Queensland and Western Australia.
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:||Masked Booby|
Relatives in same Genus
Brown Booby (S. leucogaster)
Red-footed Booby (S. sula)