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Recent observations

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White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

Observer

milliebasden

Date

January 12, 2017 04:25 AM PST

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Tropicbirds Genus Phaethon

Observer

rafael4grampus

Date

January 14, 2016 02:01 PM CST

Description

Red billed Tropicbird o Rabijunco de pico rojo, frente a James town, St Helena Island, Atlantico del Sur

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

December 23, 1989

Description

bird came back for 3 years in a row, displaying with red-tailed tropicbirds; i banded it.

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Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda

Observer

davidr

Date

November 14, 2016 10:25 PM HST

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

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kenchamberlain

Date

December 2, 2015 03:30 PM PST

Description

Red-billed Tropicbird - Phaethon aethereus

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

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charley

Date

September 9, 2015 03:10 AM CDT

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

January 3, 2014 01:42 PM EST

Description

DIGITAL CAMERA

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Observer

birdbug62

Date

September 7, 2016 03:38 PM CDT

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White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

Observer

oddfeel

Date

January 2, 2017 11:59 PM GST

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White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

Observer

ekmoody

Date

September 25, 2016 02:01 PM MDT

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Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 27, 2001 11:11 AM CDT

Description

In July, 1998, and again in July, 2001, I spent some time on the island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles with friends who were both researchers helping to gather data on nesting Red-billed Tropicbirds on the cliff sides in various locations there. On a couple of occasions I helped out gathering data on adults and nestlings by weighing and measuring the birds, etc.

These old slide scans are not good quality but show some adult birds near a cliff where they were nesting.

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What

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 4, 1998 11:09 AM CDT

Description

In July, 1998, and again in July, 2001, I spent some time on the island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles with friends who were both researchers helping to gather data on nesting Red-billed Tropicbirds on the cliff sides in various locations there. On a couple of occasions I helped out gathering data on adults and nestlings by weighing and measuring the birds, etc.

This chick was one day from fledging. The birds do not have a red bill at this age.

these images scanned from slides.

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Description from Wikipedia

Tropicbirds are a family, Phaethontidae, of tropical pelagic seabirds now classified in their own order Phaethontiformes. Their relationship to other living birds is unclear, and they appear to have no close relatives. There are three species in one genus, Phaethon. They have predominantly white plumage with elongated tail feathers and small feeble legs and feet.

No range data available.
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