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White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaéton à bec jaune

Phaethon lepturus

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Life, Habitat and Pictures of the White-tailed Tropicbird

B L W W W Family Latin Name
31.5" 80cm 30" 76.2cm 14.5oz 411g Phaethontidae Phaethon lepturus

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White-tailed Tropicbird range

The White-tailed Tropicbird lives in the ocean tropics. It is recognized by its long streaming tail feathers and white plumage. This beautiful white bird dives into the waters to catch its prey. It is a very attractive tropicbird that can be found nesting on the island chains next to the Bahamas. It has been seen in the waters off of Cuba.

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