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Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

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Johnston Island


GIF-Picture of a Brown Booby. Brown Booby

The brown booby has a deep chocolate brown back and upper wing surface, and a sharply delineated white chest and underwing. Prey is taken by diving into the water followed by underwater pursuit. It builds a cuplike nest of dried vegetation and lays two eggs instead of one like other seabirds. However, usually only one chick is reared successfully.


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