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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Boobies

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There are four types of boobies that have been reported seen on the seas surrounding Cuba. They include the Northern Gannet, as it is a member of the booby family. Boobies are large seabirds, known for their high dives from extreme heights into the waters below, shaping their bodies into dart-like forms, in order to capture fish.

The other three boobies are the Red-footed Booby, Brown Booby and the Masked Booby, which can all be seen on nesting grounds in the Dry Tortugas, located on a group of sandy islands off the coast of the Florida Keys.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds