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TROPICBIRDs

Order  Phaethontiformes    Family Phaethontidae
- 1 genus



Genus Phaethon

Tropicbird,_Red-billed  Phaethon aethereus  Found: The Americas, Asia , Africa
Similar to White-tailed Tropicbird. The White-tailed Tropicbird's bill is orange yellow to orange red versus the Red-billed Tropicbird's red bill. The Red-billed has a pure white back while the White-tailed has black lines on its white back.
Similar to Red-tailed Tropicbird. Of the tropicbirds, only the Red-tailed Tropicbird has a red tail. Also it does not have a long black eye-line like the other two species.
Image by: 1) Cathie Barron  2, 5) Nick Athanas - Galapagos, Panama  3) claumoho  4) Dominic Sherony 



Tropicbird, Red-tailed Phaethon rubricauda Found: North America, Asia, Africa, Hawaii, Australiasia

Similar to White-tailed Tropicbird, Red-billed Tropicbird. Of the tropicbirds, only the Red-tailed Tropicbird has a red tail. Also it does not have a long black eye-line like the other two species.
Image by: 1) Erik Oberg   2) Werner Witte - Madagascar  3) Dick - Kilauea Point   4) Noah Kahn  5) Kevin Rolle - Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii   6, 7) Dick Daniels - Kilauea Point, Kauai, Hawaii  
1) Chick  2) Juvenile  3 - 7) Adult



Tropicbird, White-tailed Phaethon lepturus Found: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Hawaii, Australiasia
Similar to Red-billed Tropicbird. The White-tailed Tropicbird's bill is orange yellow to orange red versus the Red-billed Tropicbird's red bill. The Red-billed has a pure white back while the White-tailed has black lines on its white back.
Similar to Red-tailed Tropicbird. Of the tropicbirds, only the Red-tailed Tropicbird has a red tail. Also it does not have a long black eye-line like the other two species.
Image by: 1) Dino Sassi - the Seychelles  2) Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner - the Seychelles





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