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Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The brown booby (Sula leucogaster) is a large seabird of the booby family, Sulidae. They present sexual dimorphism. The female booby reaches about 80 centimetres (31 in) in length, its wingspan measures up to 150 cm (4.9 ft), and they can weigh up to 1,300 g (2.9 lb). The male booby reaches about 75 centimetres (30 in) in length, its wingspan measures up to 140 cm (4.6 ft), and they can weigh up to 1,000 g (2.2 lb).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.554
EDGE Score: 2.60668


Adult Weight [1]  2.50 lbs (1.134 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  53 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Coastal cliffs and islands, Coastal marine, Pelagic
Wintering Geography [2]  Tropical Coasts
Wintering Habitat [2]  Coastal marine, Pelagic
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [4]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  30 %
Forages - Underwater [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  3 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  3 years 6 months
Clutch Size [1]  2
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  500,000
Incubation [1]  41 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years
Speed [5]  21.117 MPH (9.44 m/s)
Wing Span [5]  4.92 feet (1.5 m)


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari

Range Map


North America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Species- and sex-specific differences in foraging behaviour and foraging zones in blue-footed and brown boobies in the Gulf of California, Henri Weimerskirch, Scott A. Shaffer, Yann Tremblay, Daniel P. Costa, Hélène Gadenne, Akiko Kato, Yan Ropert-Coudert, Katsufumi Sato, David Aurioles, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 391: 267–278, 2009
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License