Red-billed Tropicbird

Phaethon aethereus

Order

PHAETHONTIFORMES

Family

Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)

Code 4

RBTR

Code 6

PHAAET

ITIS

HEAD

Red-billed Tropicbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White with fine black barring.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-billed Tropicbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-102 cm (18-40 in)
  • Weight: 771 g (27.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White with fine black barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-billed Tropicbird Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with strong steady shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 109-112 cm (43-44 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Long slender white streamers with fine black barring on uppertail coverts.
  • Upper Tail: White with fine black barring.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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