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.