Tropic bird

Definition of Tropic bird

(Zool.) any one of three species of oceanic belonging to the genus Phaëthon, found chiefly in tropical seas. They are mostly white, and have two central tail feathers very long and slender. The yellow-billed tropic bird. Phaëthon flavirostris (called also boatswain), is found on the Atlantic coast of America, and is common at the Bermudas, where it breeds.

See also: Tropic

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boatswain bird, genus Phaethon, pelecaniform seabird, Phaethon, tropicbird
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