Abbott's Booby

Abbott's Booby

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abbott's Booby (Papasula abbotti) is a large endangered seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. Found normally only on and around Christmas Island (an Australian territory in the eastern Indian Ocean), it is the sole living member of the monotypic genus Papasula. This species is named for William Louis Abbott who discovered it on Assumption Island in 1892.Abbott's Booby has a length of about 79 cm and a weight of about 1460 grams. Its black and white plumage distinguishes it from that of other sulids in the region. Parent birds may only be able to breed from about eight years old, with successful breeding no more frequently than once every two years, and a potential lifespan of 40 years.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136540835
  • 9786136540832