Booby at Shorncliffe, Brisbane

To: "Stephen Murray" <>, <>
Subject: Booby at Shorncliffe, Brisbane
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:10:08 +1100
Hi Stephen,

I wouldn't rule out Australasian Gannet on season as some young birds remain after the adults have flown off to their breeding grounds in New Zealand.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
0266493153 0429601960

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Murray
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:30 PM
Subject: Booby at Shorncliffe, Brisbane

Conditions have deteriorated to the extent that I wouldn't recommend anyone
coming down to Shorncliffe at the moment. In any case there is very little
visibility across the creek now. I have had another look at the bird. It has
white around the head, neck and shoulders, and dark colouration over the
wings. The bill appears grey or blue-grey. There is no dark mask around the
face.  I am leaning towards Red-footed Booby but my views have been pretty
Cheers Steve Murray


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