Phaethon aetherus                           Phaethontidae

 

Distribution: Caribbean, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and the Galápagos Islands.

 

Habitat: Anywhere there are cliffs.

 

Appearance; The adult is a slender, mainly white bird, 48 cm long, excluding the central tail feathers which double the total length, and a one meter wingspan. The long wings have black markings on the flight feathers. There is black through the eye. The bill is red.

 

Diet: P. aetherus feeds on fish and squid by plunge diving and they are also can take a flying fish in flight.