Photo: Rick & Nora Bowers/Vireo

Red-footed Booby

Sula sula

Found in tropical seas around the world, this long-winged seabird is only a very rare visitor to North America. Most records are from Florida, especially around the islands of the Dry Tortugas, but the species has also been found off the California coast.
Family Boobies and Gannets
Found in tropical seas around the world, this long-winged seabird is only a very rare visitor to North America. Most records are from Florida, especially around the islands of the Dry Tortugas, but the species has also been found off the California coast.
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  • adult, brown morph
  • adult, white morph
  • adult, white morph
  • juvenile
  • juvenile
  • adult, white morph
  • adult, brown morph



Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Songs and Calls
Usually silent at sea.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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