Three species of tropicbird exist, all are delightful and so elegant in flight like this spectacular adult White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). Breeding on remote tropical ocean islands and feeds mostly plunge diving a variety squid, crustaceans & small fish but also in flight when catching flying fish. Photographed on the paradise island of Fernando De Noronha (NE Brazil) during one of our tours. Photo by Andrew Whittaker. .