A close-up of a chick panting in the nest, placed under bushes.

A close-up of a chick panting in the nest, placed under bushes.
Species: Red-tailed Tropicbird   Phaethon rubricauda
Subspecies: melanorhynchos
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Added to IBC: 24 Dec 2013 - 15:40
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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1218760. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1218760.

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1218760. Video of Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda at Morane Atoll, French Polynesia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1218760.

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