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Red-billed Tropicbird

species of bird

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.

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

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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)