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Red-tailed tropicbird – Phaethon rubricauda

Phaethon rubricauda (red-tailed tropicbird) tail feather wrap around in 
crevice nest with chick © QPWS, 1995

Common name

red-tailed tropicbird

Scientific name

Phaethon rubricauda

Kingdom

animals

Class

Aves (birds)

Family

Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)

NCA status

Vulnerable

EPBC status

-

Wetland indicator

Endemicity

Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas

Further resources


This page should be cited as:

Red-tailed tropicbird – Phaethon rubricauda, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 20 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/components/species/?phaethon-rubricauda>.

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