White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)

The following are photographs of White-tailed Tropicbirds at Christmas Island in December 1999.  This is the golden sub species known as the Golden Bosunbird.

 

They were nesting in tree hollows, rock hollows and at the base of some trees.  The following is a nestling that is very close to fledging.

 

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