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dc.contributor.authorGarst, Genevieve Sherwin, 1922-2013
dc.contributor.authorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016
dc.coverage.spatialCentral Africa
dc.coverage.temporal1972-02
dc.date1972-02
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:38:51Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:38:51Z
dc.description35 mm slide; color.
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Pelecaniformes; Family: Phaethontidae; Genus: Phaethon; Genus species: Phaethon aethereus.
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 90-105 cm; Identification: The red-billed tropic bird is white with a black patch over its eye. The central tail feathers are elongated, and the wingtips are black. Both the back and the wings are barred; Habitat: Offshore islands, open seas; Diet: Carnivore: fish, cephalopods; Reproduction: Red-billed tropic birds breed in colonies. They nest in holes in the ground or on ledges of rocks and cliffs. Females lay a single egg each season; Social Structure: Red-billed tropic birds are either solitary or found in pairs; Behavior: Red-billed tropic birds often settle on the surface of the water to rest. They do not walk well and often shuffle on their belly when on land. They catch much of their food of small fish and marine invertebrates by making shallow plunge dives, often from impressive heights; Status: No special status; Interesting Facts: Red-billed tropic birds breed on isolated tropical islands such as Ascension Island in the Indian Ocean, Cousin Island in the Seychelles group, and Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands.
dc.format.mediumslides (photographs)
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100698
dc.identifierGarst_11887.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/54052
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationFinding aid: https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/manuscripts/mgar.html
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G11887
dc.relation.ispartofGarst (Warren and Genevieve) Collection
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dc.subjectgull-like bird
dc.subjectRed-billed tropic bird
dc.subject.lcshTropic-birds
dc.subject.lcshPelecaniformes
dc.subject.lcshBirds
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.titleRed-billed tropic bird in flight
dc.typeStillImage
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