Red-billed Tropicbird

Phaethon aethereus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Summary

Pelagic species with a small population (the number of effectives are around few tens of thousands of individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting on islands and on the shores of tropical and subtropical seas, in crevices and cavities in coastal cliffs or on the ground in remote islands and wintering in tropical and subtropical seas. The evolution trend of the global population is apparently a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Red-billed Tropicbird

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests on islands and the shores of the tropical Atlantic, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and in the eastern Pacific, in crevices and cavities in coastal cliffs or on the ground in remote islands. It winters in the open sea in the tropical Atlantic, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and in the eastern Pacific.

Feed

It feeds mostly on small fish, but also squid.

Breeding

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Predators

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