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The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is of the family Sulidae which is in the genus Sula. This large seabird has a pan-tropical range and very rarely occurs in North East Atlantic waters.
Found on 13th July 2020, this is the third Irish record but unfortunately had to be taken into care today (14th July) when its condition deteriorated. There are two previous Irish records, a tideline corpse in Co. Cork on 2nd January 2016 and one seen from a fishing trawler off Co. Kerry on 13th and 14th August also in 2016.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Four subspecies are recognised; map showing the world distribution
|Sula leucogaster plotus Sula leucogaster nominate Sula leucogaster etesiaca Sula leucogaster brewsteri|