The world's oldest known banded bird in the wild has reared a chick this year! Check out a Fish and Wildlife Service Tumblr page highlighting stories about Wisdom, her mate and her chick this year. Scroll through the images to view Wisdom's chick's last photo shoot.
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During the breeding season, adult tropicbirds (see one pictured above over Midway lagoon) fly in a group around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.