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Phaethon rubricauda   Boddaert, 1783

red-tailed tropicbird
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Phaethontidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others.  Tropical; 39°N - 38°S (Ref. 96995)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Southern Atlantic. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 78.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84934); max. published weight: 850.00 g (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 6.24 cm; tarsus: 2.82 cm; wing: 21.87 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 30 to 35 cm; Wingspan: 104 cm (Ref. 8812). Length: 78 cm; Wingspan: 107 cm (Ref. 91362). Found <500 km offshore (Ref. 356). Generally pelagic during non-breeding season. Loosely colonial. Solitary at sea (Ref. 96995). Sometimes trail ships (Ref. 91362). Exhibits deep-diving plunge (Ref. 356). Annual breeding cycle (Ref. 96995).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Annual breeding cycle.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown