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Family Phaethontidae

HAWAII

Phaethon lepturus

White-tailed Tropicbird & chick, Midway

Sand Island, Midway Atoll

WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD    KOA'E KEA

Uncommon around the Main Hawaiian Islands, nesting on cliffs in wet forest.  Rarely nests on trees in the NWHI.  Yellow bill.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet