262. Phaeton flavirostris

262. Phaeton flavirostris.

THE WHITE TROPIC BIRD.

Male 29". Legs dusky. Bill from gape 2 4/5.", yellow. A crescentic black patch in front of eye. White, with black wing-band. Tail of twelve feathers white, stem black. Mid-tail 18". Intertropical seas except the east coast of N. America. (J. 997. B. 1534,)

Also P. fulvus. 32". As in P. flavirostris, but general colour is rich salmon. Tail oi twelve feathers. Mid-tail 21". Christmas Island, Indian Ocean.

P. americanus. 30". Allied to P. flavirostris, but more black on primaries, and third quill is black, narrowly tipped white. Tail of twelve feathers. Mid-tail, 16 3/4". From Bermuda to W. Indies.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
262. Phaeton flavirostris
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
262
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
232
Common name: 
White Tropic Bird
M_ID: 
2049
M_CN: 
White-tailed Tropicbird
M_SN: 
Phaethon lepturus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13077

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