Kōrero: Gannets and boobies

Masked boobies

Masked boobies

Slightly smaller than Australasian gannets, the related masked boobies are rarely seen south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand’s northernmost offshore group. Shown here are two adults from the Kermadec colony with their down-covered chick.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gannets and boobies - Masked boobies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5843/masked-boobies (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015