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A large black and white gannet, Papasula abbotti, formerly widespread in the Indian Ocean but now found only in the vicinity of Christmas Island.
Early 20th century. From the genitive of the name of William Louis Abbott, U.S. explorer and naturalist, who discovered this bird on Assumption Island in 1892 + booby.
Abbott's booby/ˌabəts ˈbuːbi/
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