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Taxonomy: Order Suliformes >> Family Sulidae >> Genus Sula

Masked Booby (Unique ID: 1229)
Masked Booby
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Species: Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, United States
Age: multiple ages     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: both     Visibility: full body     Quantity: multiple
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: April 22, 2008
Equipment: Canon EOS 40D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 9.5

Notes: These Masked Boobies on Hospital Key are part of the only breeding colony for this species in the contiguous United States. Sometimes the colony moves to nearby East or Middle Keys.


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