Brown Booby

Sula leucogaster - Fou brun

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Sulidés

  • Genus
    :

    Sula

  • Species
    :

    leucogaster

Descriptor

Boddaert, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 74 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 132 à 150 cm.
  • Weight
    : 724 à 1550 g
Longevity

24 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is a species of bird in the Sulidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Sula leucogaster leucogaster (Caribbean and Atlantic Is.)
  • Sula leucogaster brewsteri (coasts of w USA and w Mexico)
  • Sula leucogaster etesiaca (Pacific coasts of Central America and Colombia)
  • Sula leucogaster plotus (Red Sea through the Indian Ocean to the w and c Pacific)

Foreign names

  • Fou brun,
  • Piquero Pardo,
  • Alcatraz-pardo,
  • Weißbauchtölpel,
  • barna szula,
  • Bruine Gent,
  • Sula fosca,
  • Brun sula,
  • Brunsule,
  • sula hnedá,
  • terej žlutonohý,
  • Brun Sule,
  • ruskosuula,
  • Bruinmalgas,
  • mascarell bru,
  • Brúnsúla,
  • głuptak białobrzuchy,
  • brūnā sulla,
  • rjavi strmoglavec,
  • Бурая олуша,
  • Angsa-batu coklat,
  • カツオドリ,
  • 褐鲣鸟,
  • นกบู๊บบี้สีน้ำตาล,
  • 白腹鰹鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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