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The rare bird, a white seabird with bright yellow legs, has been spotted on the island near St Ives, Cornwall, by Keith Jennings. Mr. Jennings took the photos & # 39; s (photo) at 7:34 am on Tuesday, August 27, before losing sight of the bird as it flew south

Rare & # 39; brown booby & # 39; bird normally found only in exotic locations such as Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela is first seen in the UK

  • Brown dumbbell birds are normally found in exotic South American locations
  • The bird has now been seen off the coast of Great Britain near St Ives, Cornwall
  • Pictures of the birds have caused excitement at twitchers in the UK
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Huge crowds of excited twitchers have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare & # 39; brown booby & # 39; birds first seen in the UK.

Bird lovers flocked to the scene in Cornwall to see the rare sighting normally seen in Mexico, Columbia or Venezuela.

It is the first time that the rare bird has ever been seen on the British Isles.

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The rare bird, a white seabird with bright yellow legs, has been spotted on the island near St Ives, Cornwall, by Keith Jennings. Mr. Jennings took the photo & # 39; s (photo) at 7:34 am on Tuesday, August 27, before losing sight of the bird as it flew south

The rare bird, a white seabird with bright yellow legs, has been spotted on the island near St Ives, Cornwall, by Keith Jennings. Mr. Jennings took the photos & # 39; s (photo) at 7:34 am on Tuesday, August 27, before losing sight of the bird as it flew south

But now the rare bird, a white seabird with bright yellow legs, has been spotted by Keith Jennings on the island near St Ives, Cornwall.

Mr. Jennings took the photos at 7:34 am on Tuesday, August 27, before losing sight of the bird as it flew south.

It was later reported again by someone else who saw it fly past fishing boats to the west around 2.30 pm, but there were no further signs at sunset.

The brown booby was later reported again by someone else who saw him fly past fishing boats to the west around 2.30 pm, but there were no further signs at sunset

The brown booby was later reported again by someone else who saw him fly past fishing boats to the west around 2.30 pm, but there were no further signs at sunset

The brown booby was later reported again by someone else who saw him fly past fishing boats to the west around 2.30 pm, but there were no further signs at sunset

Huge crowds of excited twitchers have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare & # 39; brown booby & # 39; birds first seen in the UK
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Huge crowds of excited twitchers have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare & # 39; brown booby & # 39; birds first seen in the UK

Huge crowds of excited twitchers have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare & # 39; brown booby & # 39; birds first seen in the UK

WHAT IS A & # 39; BROWN BOOBY & # 39 ;?

Website eBird reports that the brown booby is a & # 39; large seabird of coastal waters, often seen from beaches off the Pacific coast, sometimes just beyond the surf.

It is normally only seen in exotic South American locations such as Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela.

The animal breeds in offshore colonies and feeds on by diving in shallow waters at a shallow angle.

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The animals have firm brown necks, heads and upper parts with a white belly.

Males can have a white head and often have a white neck.

Website eBird reports that the brown booby is a & # 39; large seabird of coastal waters, often seen from beaches off the Pacific coast, sometimes just beyond the surf.

& # 39; Dives mostly from a shallow angle, much closer to the water than the blue-footed booby.

& # 39; Breeds in colonies on islands off the coast and nestles on the ground.

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& # 39; Head, neck and upper parts are solid brown, except for adult men from Pacific coastal populations who have a whitish head and often have a completely white-like neck.

& # 39; The adult has a well-defined white belly and immature has a variably spotted brown belly that rarely looks solid brown. & # 39;

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