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Boaters Get Glimpse Of Rare ‘Booby’ Bird In Boston Harbor

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A rare Booby sits on the deck of Boston Harbor Cruises' Asteria. (Photo courtesy: Conventures, Inc.)

A rare Booby sits on the deck of Boston Harbor Cruises’ Asteria. (Photo courtesy: Conventures, Inc.)

BOSTON (CBS) – Some whale watchers got to witness a rare sight in Boston Harbor this week that had nothing to do with whales.

A female Brown Booby hitched a ride on a Boston Harbor Cruises’ Whale Watch boat, the Asteria.

The Brown Booby is a tropical bird that’s typically found in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, but is rarely seen in New England.

The birds’ wingspans can measure up to five feet.

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