Sula dactylatra | masked booby | ʻā


Other Names: akeake

The ʻā, or masked booby, is the largest of the boobies. They typically nest on the ground, using pebbles and other debris. Like the other booby species, a large portion of a Masked Booby’s diet is flying fish. They are mostly white with a black tail and wing edge. Their bill and eyes are yellow, with a dark mask and legs.

Hotspots for masked booby

Open Ocean

Open Ocean

Keāhole Point

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