Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)


Four subspecies are currently recognized:
P. r. rubricauda
P. r. westralis
P. r. roseotincta
P. r. melanorhynchus


Where and When

Photographs on the web

Adult in flight View from below, taken by Tony Palliser off Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia in March.

Adult and chick from HawaiiPhotos by Gina Reppucci and Ron LeValley


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