Brown Booby couple

Brown Booby couple, originally uploaded by anthonli.

It’s been a while since I’d posted. My father recently passed away so everything took a back seat…

I disturbed this courting couple while scrambling along the cliffs by Lily Beach on Christmas Island.

Brown Boobies build their nests along the rocky cliffs, as opposed to the White and Abbot Boobies who build theirs on the trees. The parents take turns to go out to fish, while the other stay behind to look after the chick until it is old enough to take care of itself.

At times, I would wonder… what would happen if the parent out at sea met with an accident and does not return? How long will the other parent wait…

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