Red-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon rubricauda

Order

PHAETHONTIFORMES

Family

Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)

Code 4

RTTR

Code 6

PHARUB

ITIS

HEAD

Red-tailed Tropicbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Plain
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-tailed Tropicbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-91 cm (18-36 in)
  • Weight: 835 g (29.45 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-tailed Tropicbird Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight alternating rapid shallow wing beats with long glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 109-112 cm (43-44 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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