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Nazca booby        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Nazca boobies are eastern tropical Pacific seabirds and are very similar to the more widely-distributed masked booby.   This vagrant was photographed in Monterey Bay, California, far to the north of its normal tropical and subtropical range.   In these images it's being harassed by a parasitic jaeger.   Another vagrant in the same area was a brown booby.

  • Canon R7; 100-400 mm Mk II lens and 1.4X extender (2022)