white long streamer tail; pale-colored bill (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

White-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus

Native Range: Tropical Oceans

Notes: distinctive features of the the world's three species of tropicbirds are as follows: Red-tailed Tropicbird has a red tail and red bill; the Red-billed Tropicbird has a red tail and pale bill; and the White-tailed Tropicbird has a white tail and pale yellow-orange bill; when swimming, all tropicbirds hold their tails upright, out of the water.

a strong flyer (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)