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Tropicbirds

Phaétons

Phaethontidae

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Tropicbirds


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There are three types of tropicbirds species living on the oceans. The White-tailed Tropicbird and the Red-billed Tropicbird are the most abundant. These two species are found in the southern regions of the Atantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean surrounding North America and throughout the Caribbean islands. The Red-tailed Tropicbird has the smallest population. This tropicbird is found in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.

All three species are pelagic seabirds living out in the oceans away from land masses, except when nesting or raising their young. Tropicbirds are recognized by their rapid wing beats, their long streaming tail feather, long pointed wings and mostly white plumage.

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Red-tailed Tropicbird


References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

CCNAB