Masked Booby

Sula dactylatra - Fou masqué

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Sulidés

  • Genus
    :

    Sula

  • Species
    :

    dactylatra

Descriptor

Lesson, R, 1831

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 92 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 152 à 170 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1220 à 2350 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) is a species of bird in the Sulidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Sula dactylatra dactylatra (Caribbean and sw Atlantic islands)
  • Sula dactylatra melanops (Red Sea, nw Indian Ocean)
  • Sula dactylatra tasmani (Tasman Sea)
  • Sula dactylatra personata (s, e Indian Ocean and the Pacific to islands off w Mexico and w South America.)

Foreign names

  • Fou masqué,
  • Piquero Enmascarado,
  • Atobá-grande,
  • Maskentölpel,
  • álarcos szula,
  • Maskergent,
  • Sula mascherata,
  • Masksula,
  • Maskesule,
  • sula masková,
  • terej maskový,
  • Maskesule,
  • naamiosuula,
  • mascarell emmascarat,
  • Grímusúla,
  • głuptak maskowy,
  • melnsejas sulla,
  • zakrinkani strmoglavec,
  • Голуболицая олуша,
  • Angsa-batu topeng,
  • アオツラカツオドリ,
  • 蓝脸鲣鸟,
  • นกบู๊บบี้หน้าดำ,
  • 藍臉鰹鳥,

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 Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches

Geographic range

Illustration

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