Birds of Colombia

    SULIFORMES: Sulidae (Gannets, Boobies)  
Genus: Sula (6 species, 6 worldwide)

Genus Sula, Boobies, are large fish-eating pelagic birds with strong bills (called piquero in Spansh). Boobies nest on remote islands and are rarely seen from the shore.

Masked Booby
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Hawaii, United States
  Photo credit: C. Eggleston/USFWS.
Photograph by U.S. Government employee (see below)     Copyright and usage info

Nazca Booby
Nazca Booby (Sula granti)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
  Note bill color different from Masked Booby.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Brown Booby
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Playa la Agua, Isla Margarita, Venezuela  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-footed Booby
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii excisa)
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  Nests on the Galapagos Islands.
Photograph by Steven Bedard     Copyright and usage info

Red-footed Booby
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
Galapagos, Ecuador  
Photograph by Charles J. Sharp/Sharp Photography     Copyright and usage info

Peruvian Booby
Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata)
Paracas, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba