Red-tailed tropicbird

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Red-tailed tropicbird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Phaethontiformes
Family: Phaethontidae
Genus: Phaethon
Binomial name
Phaethon rubricauda
Phaethon rubricauda

The red-tailed tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda, is a seabird that nests across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the rarest of the tropicbirds, but is widespread and not considered threatened. It nests in colonies on oceanic islands.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International] (2012). "Phaethon rubricauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.