Order Suliformes

Family Sulidae

Gannets, Boobies
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  • Medium-sized seabirds with long, narrow, pointed wings and conical bill.
  • All regions except Antarctic.
  • Tropical, subtropical and temperate oceans, mainly off-shore waters.
  • 64-100 cm.
  • 3 genera, 10 species, 19 taxa.
  • 2 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Carboneras, C. & Bonan, A. (2019). Gannets, Boobies (Sulidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52199 on 11 December 2019).