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Hello,
>
>I was on vacation in the Keys in February when on February 8th at 3 PM
>at Bahia Honda State Park at the large beach, I saw a tropicbird.  it
>was definitely a tropicbird- it had the sleek tern like look, long
white
>tail streamers, and was gliding with ease by itself amongst a group of
>gulls on the shore.  It was up high about 50-75 feet and its wings were

>reverse v-shaped like a hang glider.  I did not have my binoculars but
>the sky was blue, no clouds, and the bird was slim-not fat, and
>definitely lots of white. What are the differences between the White
>Tailed Tropicbird (which the bird may well be) and the Red-billed
>Tropicbird? I know the red-billed is larger, range is different.  The
>bird I saw was about the size of a medium sized tern, but with huge
>streamers in a reverse V. I would like to confirm this.  Does anyone
>know any other differences between the two birds so I can make a
>positive ID? Any help much appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>David Hultgren
>Monroe, NY
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