Friday, February 5, 2016

TROPICBIRD


I believe the above is a White-tailed Tropicbird but please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.  In the information plaque below it reads, "the Red-tailed Tropicbird is white with a red beak and red tail spike.  Whereas the White-tailed Tropicbird is more slender with black bars on otherwise white upper wings.  It has a yellow bill and a white tail streamer."



The photo above was taken when we visited the 
Wailua Falls on Kauai. Here you can read about them being an endangered bird on the island.  

You can see some very clear photos at 

For my five I am sharing videos not only on the Tropicbird but other birds in Hawaii.  

Just to let you know, the first one it seems as if it is going to be very disturbing, but then you realize it is not a matter of life or death, but it does show absolutely fascinating bird behaviour.  






I am linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to their hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.


37 comments:

  1. What a beautifully stylish bird!

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  2. I just can't believe the beauty of this bird - so stunning, that you catched him for this picture!

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  3. Isn't that gorgeous?!!!! Wonderful flight image Denise.

    btw, isn't Waimea Falls on the island of Oahu?

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    1. You are correct Anni and thank you for reminding me. I have now corrected my mistake.

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  4. i believe you are correct and great shot, what a beautiful bird! thank you for linking denise and have a great weekend!

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  5. I have not seen or even heard of Tropicbird. now i have seen and heard. i like the underside markings

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  6. thank you for the warning - i choose videos accordingly and had a terrific time . . . Happy Week to YOU!

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  7. Such a striking bird! The first video is really entertaining! Going back to see the rest.

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  8. Not a familiar bird sighting to me, but definitely interesting!

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  9. It sure looks like a bird - great capture, Denise!Thank you for hosting every week and have a great weekend:)

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  10. What a spectacular bird to see first hand!

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  11. Unfortunately, I have to take your word for it as I am more familiar with Aussie birds.....hehe! I do like to discover new birds from around the world though, so thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thank you friends, I have enjoyed reading all your comments.

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  13. How pretty! Nice you were able to get a picture of it.

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  14. Amazing shot of the bird in flight!

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  15. Hello Denise, beautiful flight capture and a gorgeous bird. Thanks for sharing the information and links. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  16. I am finding the videos interesting...have watched a couple and have the third ready to go. Will finish watching after while. I am enjoying them.

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  17. It's a wonderful photo, and I love this beautiful bird! We had red-tailed tropic birds all over the place when I lived on Midway Isl. as a child. I remember loving them, and the fairy terns as well as the albatross which everyone called "gooney birds"....I wish there were photos but Mom & Dad took so few, and I hate that so much. I've always wished I could go back, and only wildlife conservation groups can go to count birds etc. and since I have chronic fatigue, I couldn't join such a group. :-( So, no chance for me. BUT we might be able to make it to Hawaii on vacation one year, and I'm hoping!!!

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  18. That really is a beautiful bird Denise.

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  19. Wonderful shot, Denise, of a new bird to me! It's always fun to learn so thanks for sharing!

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  20. I enjoy seeing birds from other places! Such different colours!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  21. Lovely shot, I find it hard to take pictures of the birds, they move so quickly..

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  22. Denise, thanks for adding this post link to I'd Rather B Birdin' this week....

    They're gorgeous as I mentioned in my previous comment....you were lucky to see such a beauty!!! I wanna see one too now. Maybe I can convince Bud to take me back to the islands!!!

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  23. Thanks for this lovely photo and for sharing your links.
    Birds in flight are so lovely to see.

    Hope your weekend is going well.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Thatbis a beautiful bird in flight, Denise.

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  25. So cool nowadays to be able to access these videos and learn more about what you see. Lovely bird.

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  26. pretty! I had never heard of these birds.

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  27. beautiful bird, thanks for all the information and links too

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  28. The markings on the bird are caught so beautifully in flight! Thanks for sharing,phyllis

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  29. Thank you for sharing photos and more info for us to read Denise... Michelle

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