The female long tail has a short white plume tail feather, helping distinguish them from the long tailed male version. They have black eye masks and grey chest feathers. Seen in Bermuda from mid February through to the end of September. They return to the same nest each year and only lay one egg. The chicks are fed on a diet of mainly small quid and ocean fish, brought to them by both parents. They live about ten years and return to the same nests each year, with the same partner.