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Rare Tropical Bird Found On Greystones Beach Dies

The Brown Booby has origins in the West Indies.

The bird was thought to be suffering from exhaustion after battling the effects of a recent storm.

It was taken into care by the Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit during the week.

According to their Facebook page, it passed away "peacefully" on Thursday night.

In a stament the Wildlife Unit said: "The bird had travelled a huge distance and lost a third of its body weight on its journey, and then during its time here, it had to deal with a much colder climate than it was used to.

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