These, mainly aquatic birds consist of the Pelicans, tropic birds, anhingas, cormorants, boobies and gannets. They are one of the most abundant aquatic birds in the tropics, particularly around mangrove habitats.

Family Common name Total number
Anhingidae Anhingas, Darters ?
Fregatidae FrigateBirds ?
Pelecanidae Pelicans ?
Phaethontidae Tropicbirds ?
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants ?
Sulidae Boobies, Gannets ?

By Rob Nelson

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