Masked Booby

About the Masked Booby

The Masked Booby is the largest booby with a wingspan of 5 feet. It can be found in tropical oceans around the world. They are excellent divers, able to plunge into the ocean at high speeds.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 24 July 2009
Scientific Name
Sula dactylatra
  • Pelecaniformes
  • Sulidae
  • Sula
  • S. dactylatra
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
32 to 36 inches
60 inches
53 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Atobá-grande
Czech (Cesky) Terej Maskový
Danish (Dansk) Maskesule
Dutch (Nederlands) Maskergent
Finnish (Suomi) Naamiosuula
French (Français) Fou masqué
German (Deutsch) Maskentölpel
Italian (Italiano) Sula Mscherata
Japanese (日本語) アオツラカツオドリ (Aotsukaratsuodori)
Polish (Polski) Gluptak Maskowy
Russian (русский язык) Белая олуша
Spanish (Español) Alcatraz Enmascarado
Swedish (Svenska) Masksula
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