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Alternative name: Boatswain Bird
90â€“107 cm (35Â½-42 in), including tail streamers
Sexes are similar; males average longer-tailed
 Similar species
Found in tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the north-west Indian Ocean and the eastern Pacific.
They breed in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, off the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, Spain, on islands in the southern Atlantic, and the Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabian coasts.
Three subspecies are recognized:
Tropical islands, coastal cliffs and maritime.
Reported to be not a good swimmer.
They breed on tropical islands, laying a single egg on cliff ledges or on the ground.
They feed on fish and squid.
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