Saturday, January 03, 2009

Booby or What?

Red-Footed Booby, Brown Phase, Sula sula or, in Hawaiian, 'A. I was thinking this looked like a red-footed booby but it wasn't white. The old switcharoo thing. So I hunted it down in the literature and apparently there are different color phases of Red-footed bobby birds including a white phase, a brown phase and a brown phase with white tail. This one is real friendly and hopped up on the boat to beg for snacks. Perhaps he was hand raised by people?

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