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Extremely nice bird!

This is an adult Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). Note the white overall (with black primaries/secondaries and tail), hefty yellow bill, and black mask.

This is only a rare visitor in the southern states and is rarely seen from land. Did you see this in the Dry Tortugas, which is the only place inside the U.S. where this species regularly nests?

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Very nice bird. Should be reported if it hasn't. I've seen the Dry Tortugas colony. I'd be shocked if the OP got this close to those birds.

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Thanks for the quick responses and forcing me to reconstruct exactly where this photo was taken.

I believe I took this one at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary which I think makes sense considering it's rarity.

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23 hours ago, blackburnian said:

Very nice bird. Should be reported if it hasn't. I've seen the Dry Tortugas colony. I'd be shocked if the OP got this close to those birds.

So it is a rehabilitating/rescue  bird... which explains the close-up shot.

 

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