Photo of the Week: Red-billed Tropicbird

1/18/2016 | 0

Red-billed Tropicbird ©2016 Joyce DeHaan

Red-billed Tropicbird ©2016 Joyce DeHaan

A Red-billed Tropicbird soars at Swan Cay, also known as Bird Island, off the northwestern coast of Panama. A tropicbird colony occurs on the island, which is part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Caribbean.

Red-billed has breeding colonies in the Galapagos, off the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the Caribbean, on islands in the southern Atlantic, and on the coasts of Yemen, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.

Joyce DeHaan, of Ririe, Idaho, took the photo in early January. She and her husband frequently visit Panama.

See a range map and listen to recordings of Red-billed Tropicbird.

View more photos of tropicbirds.

Birding off the coast of Maine, summer home of a way out-of-range Red-billed Tropicbird.

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