Brown Booby

Length 71-76cm (28-30″). The Brown Booby is an unusual visitor (vagrant) to Grand Cayman, but a breeding resident on Cayman Brac, where there is a well-established colony on the north-eastern bluff, near the lighthouse. Concerns over dwindling numbers at the colony have made the Brown Booby the subject of a Species Action Plan (LINK TO BROWN BOOBY SAP), as part of the Cayman Islands Biodiversity Action Plan. Conservation action will be required if visitors to the lighthouse are to enjoy the sight of these beautiful birds soaring over cliffs in the years to come.

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