Red-billed Tropicbird, Boatswain Bird, Lesser Red-billed Tropicbird
Distribution / Range
The tropicbird is found in tropical Alantic, eastern Pacific and Indian Oceans. Vagrants have been reported as far as Great Britain and eastern Nova Scotia in Canada.
This slender seabird measures about 48 cm in length, excluding the long central tail feathers. The plumage is mainly white bird, except for the black markings on the long wings. There is a black line through each eye. The bill is red.
Males and females look alike, although males generally have longer tails.