In September 1994 near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (USA), an adult White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus was seen which exhibited a golden-apricot wash over its white plumage. I am familiar with occasional rosy-plumaged individuals in the Caribbean, but I’ve never heard of any "golden" birds in the North Atlantic. Are there apricot-plumaged individuals found in subspecies other than P. l. fulvus (Christmas Island)? Can anyone tell me of other occurences in the Atlantic?