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#1 birdermd

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:30 AM

This is another Bird seen during our Caribbean cruise. It was flying and diving next to our ferry ride from St thomas to St Johns islands.

I am pretty sure it is the Brown Booby. Thanks for help or confirmation.

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:37 AM

I don't have field experience with these but I don't know what else it could be - the plumage pattern is a match for adult Brown.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:18 AM

Yes Brown Booby... I found one in the same general location this year...

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:45 AM

Thank you for the reply and help.

 



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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:47 AM

Fraser, thank you for the confirmation. What other birds did you get to see in this area? I did see a lot of the Frigatebirds.

 



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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:36 AM

Frigate birds, Masked Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Gulls, but nothing exotic.  We went through the canal but on the way north from Colombia... we did not stop, the Boobies were seen at sea.  I think that the frigate birds were on the Pacific side... that I saw.

There was a Shearwater (I think) but did not get a picture.  That is all that I remember for now.  Sounds like you had a great trip.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:58 AM

Do you think these two could be Shearwaters? They were landing in the waters near the ship while we were moving.

I didn't get to see if they dived only saw them land on top of the water.

 

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:13 AM

I looked at this picture on another post and they look like Greater Shearwaters.   BUT...  I have reluctance in confirming this identification... only because I'm not sure. 

Let me say ... ... a soft identification.  I would like to get other input from birders on this.  

Fraser






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