National Geographic : 1908 Jun
H z H 0 z tr 0 0 N zt- BOOBIES ON CORAL CLIFF, 75 FEET ABOVE THE SEA, ONE OF THE HIGHEST CORALCLIFFS INTHE BAHAMAS The booby or black gannet is a maritime bird found on both oceans, with a range on the Atlantic coast confined totropical and sub-tropical America. It inhabits lonely islets and in flight resembles both the cormorant and thegull, butinfishing strikes the water at a low angle, emerging against the wind. The adult has a white breast and the restof thebody isabeautiful soft, dark brown; the young are white at first, shading gradually into gray and tlhe final brownof theparents. The feet are webbed, of yellowish hue, and the odd wedge-shaped bill is a green-yellow or a pink-yellow,according tosex. When ap proached closely they bow in a dignified manner and manifest great affection for their young.