Family: Sulidae (gannets and boobies)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Morus capensis (Cape gannet)

The common gannet found around the southern African coast.

Morus serrator (Australian gannet)

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Sula leucogaster (Brown booby)

Vagrant in southern Africa, recorded mainly off coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal and has also been recorded off the coast of Namibia. 

Sula sula (Red-footed booby)

Vagrant in southern Africa. 

 
 

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