Thursday, December 8, 2016

Masked Boobie from The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Islas Galapagos

Piquero Enmascarado - Isla Espanola
Masked Boobie - Espanola Island

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The masked booby (Sula dactylatra) is a large sea-bird of the booby family, Sulidae.  It is also called the masked gannet or the blue-faced booby.

Masked boobies are spectacular divers, plunging diagonally into the ocean at high speed. They mainly eat small fish, including flying fish.

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