Sunday, August 26, 2012

Masked Booby with Color Band off SPI!

Troy Zurovec took these excellent photos of the Masked Booby with a coded color band - one of three individuals seen off South Padre Island on the August 25, 2012 pelagic trip. I'm working on finding information on where this bird was marked, right now we're looking into potential sources in Mexico. Stay tuned!Note that the bird has the stainless steel band on the right leg and a coded color band on the left leg . The color band here is a blue band with white codes, and the code is 216.  I'm hoping to hear back from the researchers on where and when it was banded, and I'll update this with that information when I get it.  Many thanks to Robin and Troy Zurovec for permission to circulate these very interesting photos!