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Phaethon lepturus

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Species description or overview

Koae kea (white-tailed tropicbird) overview View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
An overview of Phaethon lepturus is provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005).

Taxonomy & nomenclature

Phaethon lepturus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Phaethon lepturus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Images of Phaethon lepturus (white-tailed tropicbird, koae kea) from Hawaii
Online images of Phaethon lepturus (white-tailed tropicbird, koae kea) from Hawaii are made available by Forest & Kim Starr.

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