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HomeBirdBC Uncommon Hen Alert: RBA: Obvious NAZCA BOOBY off Vancouver Island

BC Uncommon Hen Alert: RBA: Obvious NAZCA BOOBY off Vancouver Island


At 9:08 pm on Feb 26-2022, Rebecca LaForge and Captain Hans Jessen discovered an obvious subadult Nazca Booby whereas aboard the fishing vessel The FV Uncooked Spirit. The pictures accessible aren’t that clear however seem to point out a rosy/orange solid to the basal half of the invoice mixing to a yellowish tip. The concavity on the culmen additionally factors to Nazca. Nazca Booby would even be extra probably in our waters.

The chicken stayed placed on the bow till 3 am on Feb twenty seventh when it flew off. It didn’t return for the rest of their time at sea. Rebecca and the crew had been capable of receive pictures and video of the chicken.

The chicken was seen off the Brooks Peninsula, 170 nautical miles from land as they had been heading WNW.

If this had been to be accepted as a Nazca Booby by the data committee it will be the third document for BC. There was additionally a Nazca/Masked Booby in 2020 off Galiano Island that would not be confirmed to species.

Obvious Nazca Booby off Vancouver Island – Images: Rebecca LaForge
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