Sula leucogaster | brown booby | ʻā


Other Names: akeake

The ʻā, or brown booby is a little taller than 2 feet. Most nest on the ground in small, scattered colonies and feed on flying fish. They can often be seen feeding in mixed flocks. They are mostly dark brown, with white on the belly. Their bill is yellow while the female’s face is also yellow, the males is blue.