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Brown Booby

(Sula leucogaster)

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A mid-sized seabird with brown back, brown neck,white belly,and yellowish, cone-shaped, sharply pointed bill; pointed wings; to 66cm (26in);wingspan to 1.4m (4.8ft). Pacilic coast males have grayish neck and bill. (Monjita, Alcatraz, Piquero moreno).


Marine habitat, Caribbean and Pacific coasts; found along shores and around islands.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Costa Rica