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lagerfran
Lakeland, FL

January 20, 2013
11:06 AM

Post #9391318

I believe this is a red-billed, but wanted to make sure it was not a white tail tropicbird. Sorry for the blurry photos, but with the three you can see bill color, pattern on wing tips top and bottom.

also seen off cliffs in Saba. There were several of them and they were squaking quite a bit when flying out over the water.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9391466

Yep, Red-billed; White-tailed differs in having a black bar on the inner wing (except for juveniles, and they have a yellow bill).

Resin
lagerfran
Lakeland, FL

January 23, 2013
5:42 AM

Post #9394463

Okay, thanks - this one was tough.

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