TROPICAL Open Ocean
birds

The sparse birds of the largest ecosystem on the planet...

Family Laridae: Terns and Gulls

Onychoprion anaethetus, 'Bridled Tern' (Palau).

Family Phaethonitidae: Tropicbirds

Phaethon lepturus, 'White-tailed Tropicbird' (Palau).

'White-tailed Tropicbird' in the surface of the water (Palau).

Family Fregatidae: Frigatebirds

Fregata magnificens, 'Magnificent Frigatebird', (Rio, Brazil). Found around South and Central American ocean waters.

For the page on the invertebrates of the tropical open oceans
For the page on the fish of the tropical open oceans
For the page on flying fish of the tropical open oceans
For the page on the reptiles of the tropical open oceans
For the page on the mammals of the tropical open oceans
For the page on the places of the tropical open oceans


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