Hurricane Jose is said to be the cause of a rare tropical bird showing up on Cape Cod.

Wild Care Cape Cod says a rare masked booby in grave condition was found on the Cape by Lynne Kirby.

They say the tropical bird was swept into the region with Hurricane Jose.

The booby's health was upgraded to guarded Wednesday morning after he acted slightly more alert, but they are watching him closely.

The director of Wild Care Cape Cod says they are not able to give people updates on the booby's health over the phone, but that they would keep people updated on Facebook.

Anyone interested in helping the tropical bird can make donations to his health care at the Wild Care Cape Cod website.

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