White-tailed Tropicbird

About the White-tailed Tropicbird

Also known as: Long-tailed Tropicbird, Yellow-billed Tropicbird

The White-tailed Tropicbird is a species of seabird that occurs on tropical waters. In the Americas, it breeds on islands in the Caribbean.

White-tailed Tropicbirds feed mostly on fish and squid. They dive into the water for prey, but may also take flying fish on the wing.

Although the population trend for the White-tailed Tropicbird is decreasing, the global conservation status is Least Concern as of September 2013.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 October 2013
Scientific Name
Phaethon lepturus
  • Phaethontiformes
  • Phaethontidae
  • Phaethon
  • P. lepturus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
28 to 31.5 inches
35 to 37.8 inches
10.6 ounces
Range

International Names

Brazilian Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
Chinese 白尾鹲
Czech faeton žlutozobý
Danish Hvidhalet Tropikfugl
Dutch Witstaartkeerkringvogel
Finnish pikkutropiikkilintu
French Phaéton à bec jaune
German Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel
Italian Fetone beccogiallo
Japanese シラオネッタイチョウ [shiraonettaichou]
Norwegian Småtropikkfugl
Polish faeton zóltodzioby
Russian Белохвостый фаэтон
Spanish Rabijunco Menor
Swedish Vitstjärtad tropikfågel
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