Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Order: Pelecaniformes.
Family: Phaethontidae

Tropicbirds are slender white birds of tropical oceans, with exceptionally long central tail feathers. Their eads and long wings have black markings. There are 3 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Bangladesh.

The Red-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda, is a seabird that nests across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the rarest of the tropicbirds, yet is still a widespread bird that is not considered threatened. It nests in colonies on oceanic islands.

On Nest

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