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Red-billed Tropicbird     Phaethon aethereus

The Red-billed Tropicbird is found in tropical and sub-tropical seas and is mostly pelagic.  This species is found in the tropical waters of the Atlantic, eastern Pacific and northwest Indian oceans.  Breeding colonies are found in the Galapagos Islands, off the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the Carribean, on the Canary Islands and on islands in the south Atlantic.

In Florida, this bird is occasionally seen off the Atlantic coast.