AnAge entry for Sula leucogaster

Classification (HAGRID: 01379)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Suliformes
                Family: Sulidae
                    Genus: Sula
Species
Sula leucogaster
Common name
Brown booby

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
27.2 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Most animals breed when 3-4 years of age, but some have been known to breed after 8 months. The oldest banded bird was 27.2 years [0427]. Others have suggested a life expectancy of at least 30 years and possibly up to 50 years. Annual adult mortality has been reported to be around 3.3%-7.7% [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,278 days
Male sexual maturity
1,278 days
Incubation
41 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,134 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.113 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174704
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 57661
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