Record details

:   80195
Province:  
Country:   Mauritius
Locus:   2057AD
Observer:   Kennedy D.
Date of record:   2019-05-22
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Seen from a trail high above the gorge: 3 or 4 Tropic Birds were endlessly circling, perhaps seeking forest-floor nesting sites. Photos taken at maximum range.
Last updated:   2019-11-07 15:13:59
Sp. code:   40
Species name:   Phaethon lepturus
Common name:   White-tailed Tropicbird -- Witpylstert
Family:   Phaethontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   White-tailed Tropic Bird Phaethon lepturus
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-80195
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Uses cliffs and crevices for breeding.
Date:   2019-06-04 21:30:32
Species name:   Phaethon lepturus -- White-tailed Tropicbird; Witpylstert
Species code:   40

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