Brown Booby

These beautiful and intriguing birds were photographed by François van de Hoeven, during one of his many kayak expeditions together with other members of the kayaking-club ‘t Peddeltje. Most Booby species wander far from coastal areas, hence are true seabirds like Albatrosses, but the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) seems to be a little more land-bound, rarely traveling more than 25 kilometers from land. These relative big birds, with wingspans of about 145 centimeters, might have been partly responsible for the […] Read more »