Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Boobies and Gannets :: Red-footed Booby
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangePantropical between 30°N and 30°S; C. Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and c. Pacific Ocean;
(1) W. Atlantic and Caribbean coasts of se. Mexico (Yucatan, Glover's Reef), Belize (Half Moon Cay National Monument), Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Cocos Is.), Panama, West Indies (Little Cayman Is., Swan Is. off Puerto Rico, Virgin Is., Grenadines), Trinidad, Tobago, e. Colombia, Venezuela (Los Roques e. to Los Hermanos) s. to Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, ne. Brazil (Bahia), Fernando Noronha, South Trinidade.
(2) Tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans on Ascension Is., s. Red Sea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Socotra Is. , Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Seychelles, Sala-y-Gomez, is. off the w. and n. coasts of Madagascar (Europa, Aldabra, Cosmoledo, Farquhar, Tromelin), Comoro Is., Cocos Is. (Keeling Is.), Christmas Is., Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Paracel Reefs in the South China Sea, Manuk and Gunung Api in the Lesser Sundas (Banda Sea), Cays in the sw. Coral Sea, Bankoran and Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, New Guinea, Ryukyu Is., Bonin Is., s. China, Taiwan, Hainan, Paracel Is. Malaya, Indochina, Philippines, Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, ne. Australia (n. Queensland, e. Cape York Peninsula, Raine Is., Great Barrier Reef, off Western Australia s. to the Capricorn Group and Ashmore Reefs) and Pacific Is. including Bonin Is., Hawaiian Is. (Kure e. to Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Oahu, Ulupau Head and Moku Manu), Cook, Austral, Fiji, Oeno, Marquesas, Society, Samoa, Tuamotu, Sala-y-Gomez, Tonga (Kalau), New Caledonia on Chesterfield and Surprise Is., Pitcairn, Ducie and Henderson Is.
(3) W. Mexico (Revillagigedo and Tres Marias Is., and Michoacan s.), Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica (Cocos Is.), Ecuador (Is. La Plata) and Galapagos Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: LOU, FLA (Dry Tortugas).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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