Brown Booby

Sula leucogaster

ML138601201


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Dave Atkinson
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eBird Checklist S52318897
Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower
Brunswick, North Carolina, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.8011, -77.9469 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

2 birds, male and a young female, followed our southbound cruise ship for approx 2 hours the morning of 4/18/17. First seen from 10 miles E of Frying Pan Light. Great up close views of the yellowish feet, contrasting dark head with clean white underside of the male. The juvie female was notably duskier underneath and lacked the distinct dark brown to white coloration. Naturalist aboard had never seen one circle the boat for such a long period. Pics attached.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Lens model
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
250 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,876KB
Dimensions
5184 x 3456

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