Gannets and Boobies (Sulidae)

Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata) - HBW 1, p. 324

French: Fou varié German: Guanotölpel Spanish: Piquero Peruano
Other common names: Variegated Booby

Taxonomy: Dysporus variegatus Tschudi, 1843, islands off Peru.
Perhaps closely related to S. nebouxii, though recent work suggests that they are more different than previously thought. Monotypic.

Distribution: W coast of S America, in area of Humboldt Current; breeding grounds N Peru to C Chile, with non breeders dispersing as far as SW Ecuador.

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