Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Masked (Blue-Faced) Booby from The Galapagos

Islas Galapagos

Piquero Enmascarado - Isla Espanola
Masked Boobie - Espanola Island

This unused postcard is from 2015.

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The masked booby (Sula dactylatra) is a large sea-bird of the booby family, Sulidae.  It is also called the masked gannet or the blue-faced booby.

Masked boobies are spectacular divers, plunging diagonally into the ocean at high speed. They mainly eat small fish, including flying fish.

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