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 Post subject: Red billed tropic bird?
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:13 pm 
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There is a bird in Caleta that has been around over the last few days and the best fit I can come up with is a red billed tropic bird.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:39 am 
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These are the photos I have of it so far.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:52 am 
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Yes thats what my book says it is. Nests on the Cape Verde Islands in holes,cavities and crevices in sea cliffs and under borders. Population is on the decline because people catch and eat them. Has bred on the Azores and its visiting the Canary Islands regulary.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:31 am 
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It's a good bird to watch, and I wanted to take some better photographs, but haven't seen it over the last couple of days.

Do you do any birdwatching, or do you just like to read about them?

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I couldn't sit still long enough to be a serious birdwatcher, however I like to know which birds visit our beautiful island. A friend visited last year and left the book Birds of the Atlantic Islands as a present, which I have found to be a great source of information.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:35 am 
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I managed to take some better photos of the birds. You can see the light grey maootling on the back of one of the birds.

There are two of them and Ziggy, who does a fair amount of fishing behind the Elba said they had been nesting there, bu the sea had been rough and had inundated their nest.


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Wow!, now that really is a top spot, lucky man.


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