Red-Billed Tropicbird

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Red-Billed Tropicbird, Galapagos


A unique vivid white bird with a red bill, black wing edges, an eye stripe and two streaming tail feathers. This species is a plunge diver, acrobatically diving into the water from high heights to catch prey. Often the frigatebird of the Galapagos islands will grab the tail of this bird, and bully them until they give up their prey.

Fun Fact

Tropicbirds court each other with an incredible aerial display and callings.