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March 26, 2007

More Mystery Birds

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Who can identify these birds?

My post earlier today about the mysterious birds--to me, anyway-- hovering around the ship drew a number of comments.

As far as the species of bird, there would be two camps: some say it's a masked boobie, and one person--KMKane, who sounds quite confident--says it's a gannet. So here's an added layer of intrigue: there are two more mystery birds (pictured above). One with a black head, and one that was brown with a funny looking beak. Does anyone know if these birds are rare or special in any way, apart from being spectacular hunters?

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i think the one on the right is a booby gannet (brown booby), not this one http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/blogs/80days/2007/03/torpedobomber_a.html which is a masked booby. the left one looks like from this top angle that it's a brown booby too.

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