Order: Suliformes | Family: Sulidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Venezuela
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. New Zealand
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Hawaiian Islands
Age: Juvenile & Subadult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Central Pacific Ocean
Status: The Masked Booby is rare but apparently a regular visitor in Peruvian waters. The status of the Masked Booby is not well understood due to the extreme similarity to Nazca Booby. Manuel Plenge comments that all Masked Booby specimens from Peru should be examined to confirm their identification as they could be Sula granti. One undocumented sight record from Mollendo Bay, Región de Arequipa (R. A. Hughes to M. A. Plenge in litt.), could be this species.
Name in Spanish: Piquero Enmascarado
Sub-species: Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) Lesson, 1831.
Meaning of Name: Sula: Is a Norwegian name for a gannet or a booby. dactylatra: L. dactyl=toes, atra=dark, black. A booby with dark or black feet.
Silent at sea.