Phaethontidae


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Related to Phaethontidae: Tropicbirds, Eurypyga
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Noun1.Phaethontidae - tropicbirds
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes - pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
genus Phaethon, Phaethon - type genus of the Phaethontidae
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Four birds, a falcon (Falconidae falco), chikore [Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar)] and two parrots (Phaethontidae psittaciformes) were presented with trauma history and inability to fly.
'Breeding status of the Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus (Aves: Phaethontidae), on Jarnein Island, United Arab Emirates.' Zoology in the Middle East 44: 11-16.