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Nesting of the masked booby on the Dry Tortugas, Florida: the first record for the contiguous United States

Colonial Waterbirds

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Abstract

In both 1984 and 1985 Masked Boobies ( Sula dactylatra) attempted to nest on sandy islets at the Dry Tortugas, Florida. Nesting attempts failed because the nest sites were washed away by summer storms. It seems likely that this species will eventually nest there successfully and will establish a small breeding population. This is the first documented nesting by this species in the contiguous United States.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Nesting of the masked booby on the Dry Tortugas, Florida: the first record for the contiguous United States
Series title:
Colonial Waterbirds
Volume
9
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
113-116
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Colonial Waterbirds
First page:
113
Last page:
116