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Masked Booby Chick, Norfolk Island
The masked booby is a large, white gannet-like tropical seabird with black trailing edges to the wings, a black tail and yellow bill. The dark facial skin surrounding the eyes and bill resembles a mask.
Chicks are brooded for the first 3-4 weeks, and fed by incomplete regurgitation by both parents, right through to about 4-8 weeks after fledging.
This image was captured on the clifftops, Norfolk Island.
Information source: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/masked-booby
© Tanya Stollznow
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masked booby chick
masked booby juvenile