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White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-30 Tengatangi, Atiu, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (20 m) call, song -

aAbout 4 birds flying over coastal rainforest (potential breeding habitat). Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110921
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Cedric MROCZKO 2011-11-12 Black River Gorges National Park, Savanne, Black River (Mauritius) (550 m) flight call -

Zoom H2n (LoCut, 24/96) Audacity (Highpass and Lowpass filters ; amplification with peak at -6dB)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

204241
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Oscar Campbell 2019-10-23 S shore Aride Is., île Aride (Seychelles) (20 m) adult, alarm call -

Sudden burst of quick calls given by bird on nest at base of tree just inland from beach on Aride.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

506355
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Ross Gallardy 2017-10-24 Grand Anse Praslin, île Aride (Seychelles) (30 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

403983
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2018-08-10 Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha Island (Brazil) (70 m) alarm call -

O casal chegou e fez esse pio de alerta pois havia uma outra espécie de rabo de palha (Phaethon aethereus) se aproximando do local do ninho.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

431358
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (80 m) call -

Group of 5 to 6 birds soaring about 80m high over breeding colony interacting. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110887
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Single calls of two birds in playful pursuit, soaring over breeding colony. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110884
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Philippe Verbelen 2016-07-12 Pagué, Príncipe (at the Belo Monte viewpoint above Banana beach), Principe (Sao Tome and Principe) (30 m) flight call -

These birds were also photographed: https://www.flickr.com/photos/filipverbelen/29375221932/in/dateposted-public/

Indicated location is approximate

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

337746
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110884. Calls of two birds in possible display flight. Birds hovering and meeting with their bills. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110886
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110887. Group of 4 birds soaring about 60m high over breeding colony interacting. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110890
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110884. Calls of two birds in playful pursuit, soaring over breeding colony. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110885
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Ross Gallardy 2017-10-24 Grand Anse Praslin, île Aride (Seychelles) (30 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

403982
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (80 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110887. Group of 4 birds soaring about 60m high over breeding colony interacting. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110891
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110887. Group of 5 to 6 birds soaring about 80m high over breeding colony interacting. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110889
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-07-25 Mount Maungapu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Cook Islands (Cook Islands) (124 m) call -

Same birds as XC 110887. Group of 5 to 6 birds soaring about 80m high over breeding colony interacting. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat Mic, Sound Devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110888
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Cedric Mroczko 2017-10-08 Falaise des Hirondelles, Saint Joseph, Reunion island (Réunion) (30 m) flight call -

High-pass filtered (1000Hz, 6dB)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

471451
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Douglas Bete 2013-08-17 Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha Island (Brazil) (70 m) call -

It was two birds screaming in very steep, I believe a couple because I was only two and watched them for 1 hour, found it interesting, they returned to the escarpment and were screaming too. Douglas Bete

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

146700
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Daniel Danckwerts 2016-02-06 Petite Île, Saint Pierre, Reunion island (Réunion) (20 m) flight call -

Calls given by four adults flying within a large ravine.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

303134
xeno-canto.org
White-tailed Tropicbird (Atlantic) - Phaethon lepturus catesbyi Rodman Ward 1961-07-01 Bermuda, Bermuda (Bermuda)   -   1980
macaulaylibrary.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Glenn Seeholzer 2019-01-09 Parque del Puente Juan Carlos (18.4684,-69.8296), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, null   - Initially two individuals were flying within 100 meters of the sea cliffs. Periodically, one would appear to chase the other or at least fly together, which is when they would call most frequently and the strongest. Sea noise and road traffic from the highway interchange behind us made for challenging recording conditions. 136098951
macaulaylibrary.org
White-tailed Tropicbird (Indian Ocean) - Phaethon lepturus lepturus Jon P. Erickson 2009-11-22 Round Island, Mauritius, Mauritius (Mauritius)   -   167439
macaulaylibrary.org
White-tailed Tropicbird (Indian Ocean) - Phaethon lepturus lepturus Jon P. Erickson 2010-04-6 Round Island, Mauritius, Mauritius (Mauritius)   -   167568
macaulaylibrary.org
White-tailed Tropicbird (Indian Ocean) - Phaethon lepturus lepturus Ian Sinclair 1991-06-13 Seychelles, Seychelles (Seychelles)   -   101992
macaulaylibrary.org
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus Daniel Lane 30-03-2009 Merendero de Guajataca, Puerto Rico, Quebradillas (Puerto Rico) (40 m) calls (D) - Calls from several birds while chasing along cliffs along N shore of Puerto Rico (persumably near nesting area). Very windy; listen for tern-like 'tik' notes. 32076
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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