White-tailed Tropicbird

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

Uncommon visitor around Bonin Is, Volcano Is and Yaeyama Is. Recent years, a few birds seen Volcano Is; Kita-Iwo-jima and Minami-Iwo-jima every year, perhaps breeding. Also several records from Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu after typhoon passed.

Fig. 1. Adult.
Fig. 2. Adult.
Fig. 3. Adult.
Fig. 4. Adult.
Fig. 5. 1st-cycle.
Fig. 6. 1st-cycle. Same bird as Fig. 5.