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Sula leucogaster   (Boddaert, 1783)

brown booby
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Classification
Aves | Ciconiiformes | Sulidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Li, X. 1990. (Ref. 78638)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84934); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 356)

Environment
Others

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Culmen: 12.7 cm; tarsus: 4.23 cm; wing: 41.91 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 64 to 74 cm; Wingspan: 132 to 150 cm (Ref. 8812). Pelagic (Ref. 356). Typically feeds inshore. Colonial breeder on marine islands. Gregarious; freely perches on buoys (Ref. 91362). Capture prey by plunge-diving (Refs. 356, 91362). Maturity at over 2 to 3 years (Ref. 91362).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Reproduction
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown