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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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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gannets and boobies - Masked boobies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015