Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), U.S.-Mexico border south of Yuma, Yuma County
This Brown Booby was photographed by
a Border Patrol agent on 11 September 2014, staring at
the border wall. The bird was
picked up and taken to a rehabber.
There are seven accepted records for Arizona, as well
as two pending records from 2013. This bird was found a
few days after the remnants of Hurricane Norbert hit
Arizona, so it was possibly a storm-blown bird.
This adult Brown Booby is distinctive: dark brown
above and clean white below. Juvenile Masked Booby has a
white collar and dark mask, and juvenile Blue-footed
Booby has an all-dark bill and less contrasting white
11 September 2014All photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 25 September 2014