Red-billed Tropicbird

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Red-billed Tropicbird
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P. aethereus
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Phaethon aethereus
Linnaeus, 1758
Phaethon aethereus

The Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus, also known as the Boatswain Bird is a tropicbird, one of three closely related seabirds of tropical oceans. It occurs in the tropical Atlantic, eastern Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The Indian Ocean race of the Red-billed Tropicbird, P. a. indicus, was at one time considered a full species, the Lesser Red-billed Tropicbird from Pakistan and the western Republic of India.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2008). "Phaethon aethereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 April 2009.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)