Gannets and Boobies (Sulidae)

Abbott's Booby (Sula abbotti) - HBW 1, p. 324

French: Fou d'Abbott German: Abbott Tölpel Spanish: Piquero de Abbott

Taxonomy: Sula abbotti Ridgway, 1893, Assumption Island.
Possibly better separated from rest of family in monospecific genus Papasula. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeding confined to Christmas I, E Indian Ocean. Dispersal and foraging over long distances, but very little information available. Formerly bred on several islands in W Indian Ocean; fossil remains recently found in Solomon Is, W Pacific.

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