274. Sula piscator

274. Sula piscator.

THE RED-LEGGED BOOBY.

Male 26" to 30". Legs red. Bill red. Upper tail slightly mottled. Tail white, of fourteen or sixteen feathers. Outer webs of flight-feathers grey. Tropical and subtropical seas, except the Pacific coast of America. Common in the Malay Archipelago. (J. 999. B. 1531.)

Also S. websteri. Resembles S. piscator, but tail is brown-grey. Galapagos and neighbouring seas.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
274. Sula piscator
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
274
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
239
Common name: 
Red Legged Booby
M_ID: 
2417
M_SN: 
Sula sula sula
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13098

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