Masked Booby

Sula dactylatra

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)

Code 4

MABO

Code 6

SULDAC

ITIS

HEAD

Masked Booby Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in chicks, to lead gray in juveniles; yellow at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Masked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White, with black facial skin just below bill.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Masked Booby Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 66-86 cm (26-34 in)
  • Weight: 1451 g (51.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White with dark brown trailing edge on wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Masked Booby Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several deep flaps with glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 152-157 cm (60-62 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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