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Bird Island


Make Nikon F90
Lens Nikkor AF 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G  
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Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel Dutch  Witstaartkeerkringvogel
Italian  Fetonte codabianca Spanish  Rabijunco Menor


Tropicbirds generally nest in holes or crevices on the bare ground. The female lays one white egg and incubates for 40–46 days. The incubation is performed by both parents, but mostly the female, while the male brings food to feed the female.


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White-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus
Phaéton à bec jaune

Jean-Michel PAULUS