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.
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- ↑ BirdLife International (2008). "Phaethon aethereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 April 2009.