Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)

Taxonomy

Three subspecies are recognized:
P. a. mesonauta
P. a. aethereus
P. a. indicus
 

Identification


Videograbs of a subadult Red-billed Tropicbird off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina May 2001. Copyright Angus Wilson©.
 

Where and When

Photographs on the web

Spectacular adult in flight and series of adults and chicks on nest Taken by Greg Lasley on Saba in the Netherlands Antilles, in July.

Series of adults and subadults Taken by Brian Patteson in Gulf Stream off North Carolina in July and August.

Series from Monterey Photos by Bert McKee taken on the September 5th, 1998 on a Shearwater Journeys pelagic trip to the Monterey Seavalley, seen about ten miles sw of Pt. Pinos, Monterey County, Northern California.
 
 

Literature

 

Videograb of a subadult Red-billed Tropicbird off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina May 2001. Copyright Angus Wilson©.



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