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White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802

The White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus, is a tropicbird, smallest of three closely related seabirds of the tropical oceans and smallest member of the order Phaethontiformes. It occurs in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific and Indian Oceans. It also breeds on some Caribbean islands, and a few pairs have started nesting recently on Little Tobago, joining the Red-billed Tropicbird colony. In addition to the tropical Atlantic, it nests as far north as Bermuda, where it is locally called a "Longtail". Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Phaethontiformes
Family:
  Phaethontidae
Genus:
  Phaethon

Scientific:
  Phaethon lepturus

Citation:
  Daudin, 1802

Reference:
  Hist.Nat.[Buffon]ed.Didot 14 p.319

Protonym:
  Phaëton [sic] lepturus

Avibase ID:
  1D07B501FEAF0840

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1D07B501

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174676

Geographic range:

  • Phaethon lepturus lepturus: Islands in Indian Ocean
  • Phaethon lepturus fulvus: Christmas I. (Indian Ocean)
  • Phaethon lepturus dorotheae: Islands in tropical w Pacific (Hawaii to New Caledonia)
  • Phaethon lepturus catesbyi: Breeds islands in tropical Atlantic Ocean
  • Phaethon lepturus ascensionis: Fernando de Noronha and Ascension islands
  • Phaethon lepturus europae: Europa I. (s Mozambique Channel)
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English:
White-tailed Tropicbird
Czech:
faeton žlutozobý
German:
Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel
Danish:
Hvidhalet Tropikfugl
Spanish:
Rabijunco Menor
Finnish:
pikkutropiikkilintu
French:
Phaéton à bec jaune
Icelandic:
Silfurspíra
Italian:
Fetonte codabianca
Japanese:
shiraonettaichou
Japanese:
シラオネッタイチョウ
Dutch:
Witstaartkeerkringvogel
Norwegian:
Småtropikkfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Småtropikkfugl
Polish:
faeton zóltodzioby
Portuguese:
Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
Portuguese (Brazil):
Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
Russian:
Белохвостый фаэтон
Slovak:
faeton bielochvostý
Swedish:
vitstjärtad tropikfågel
Ukrainian:
Фаетон білохвостий
Chinese:
白尾鹲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon flavirostris) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic Bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon americanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Yellow-billed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
White-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Phaéton à bec jaune ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Phaéton à bec jaune ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-tailed Tropic Bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-tailed Tropic Bird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Phaethon lepturus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Phaëthon lepturus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Phaethon lepturus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
White-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon lepturus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Phaethon lepturus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Phaethon lepturus [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Witpylstert
Catalan: Cuajonc becgroc
Czech: Faeton žlutozobý
Danish: Hvidhalet Tropikfugl
German: Weißchwanz-Tropikvogel, Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel
Maldivian: Dhandifulhu Dhooni
English: Golden Bosunbird, Long-tailed Tropicbird, Long-tailed tropic-bird, White-tailed Tropic Bird, Whitetailed Tropicbird, White-tailed Tropicbird, White-tailed Tropic-bird, Yellow-billed Tropic Bird, Yellow-billed Tropicbird, Yellow-billed Tropic-bird
English (Hawaii): Koaʻe kea - White-tailed Tropicbird
English (IOC): White-tailed Tropicbird
English (Kenya): White-tailed Tropicbird
Spanish: Ave del trópico de cola blanca, Chirre, Contramaestre, Rabijunco, Rabijunco Cola Blanca, rabijunco colablanca, Rabijunco Coliblanco, Rabijunco de Pico Amarillo, Rabijunco Menor, Rabijunco Piquigualdo
Spanish (Chile): Ave del trópico de cola blanca
Spanish (Colombia): Rabijunco Piquigualdo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Rabijunco Cola Blanca
Spanish (Cuba): Contramaestre, Contramestre, Rabijunco
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Rabijunco, Rabijunco coliblanco
Spanish (Spain): Rabijunco Menor
Spanish (HBW): Rabijunco menor
Spanish (Mexico): rabijunco cola blanca, rabijunco colablanca, Rabijunco Coliblanco
Spanish (Panama): Rabijunco Coliblanco
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Chirre/Rabijunco Coliblanco
Estonian: väike-troopikalind
Finnish: Pikkutropiikkilintu
French: Paille-en-queue à bec jaune, Paille-en-queue à brins blancs, Petit Paille-en-queue, Petit Phaéton, Phaéton à bec jaune, Phaéton à queue blanche
Haitian Creole French: Pay-an-ke bèk jòn
Hawaiian: Koa'e kea
Hungarian: Fehércsőrű trópusimadár, fehérfarkú trópusimadár
Indonesian: Buntutsate Putih, Buntut-sate putih, Burung Buntut Satek Putih, Burung Buntut-sate Putih
Icelandic: Silfurspíra
Italian: becco giallo, Fetone beccogiallo, Fetonte coda bianca, Fetonte codabianca
Japanese: Shirao-nettaicho, shiraonettaichou, Shirao-nettaichou, shiro-o nettai-chō
Japanese: シラオネッタイチョウ, シロオネッタイチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 白尾熱帯鳥
Scientific: Phaethon americanus, Phaëthon americanus, Phaethon flavirostris, Phaëthon flavirostris, Phaethon lepturus, Phaëthon lepturus, Phaethon lepturus lepturus, Phaëton [sic] lepturus
Lithuanian: Baltauodegis fajetonas
Latvian: baltastes faetons
Malagasy: Kafotsy
Malayalam: മഞ്ഞച്ചുണ്ടൻ ഉറുമിവാലൻ
Malay: Burung Sinbad Ekor Putih
Dutch: Witstaartkeerkringvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Småtropikkfugl
Norwegian: Småtropikfugl, Småtropikkfugl
Palauan: Dudek
Polish: faeton zóltodzioby, faeton żółtodzioby
Pinyin: bái-wěi méng, bái-wěi rèdài-niǎo, cháng-wěi méng, cháng-wěi rèdài-niǎo
Portuguese: Rabijunco-de-bico-amarelo, rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
Portuguese (Brazil): Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
Portuguese (Portugal): Rabijunco-pequeno
Rarotongan: Rākoa
Russian: Белохвостый фаэтон, Желтоклювый Фаэтон
Slovak: Faeton bielochvostý
Samoan: tava'esina
Serbian: Belorepi feton
Swedish: Vitstjärtad tropikfågel
Swahili: Ndege-mawingu
Thai: นกร่อนทะเลหางขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók rôaan-tʰa-lee hăaŋ-kʰăaw
Turkish: Sarı Gagalı Tropikkuşu
Tahitian: petea
Ukrainian: Фаетон білохвостий
Chinese: 白尾熱帶鳥, 白尾鸏, 白尾鹲, 白尾鹲长尾鹲, 长尾热带鸟, 长尾鹲
Chinese (Traditional): 白尾熱帶鳥, 白尾鸏, 長尾熱帶鳥, 長尾鸏
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白尾熱帶鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 白尾热带鸟

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