White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

  • Order: Phaethontiformes
  • Family: Phaethontidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
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Conservation Status

Globally it is considered a species of Least Concern, though their population trends are unknown. In Mexico it is not under some category of protection. Although no specific conservation programs for these tropicbirds are known, the species is found in various conservation programs as the American waterfowl. It is recommended to conduct studies on the biology of this species at sea, as well as monitoring of breeding colonies.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whttro