THE RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD PHaeTHON RUBRICAUDA IN HAWAII,WITH NOTES ON INTERSPECIFIC BEHAVIOR OF TROPICBIRDS

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) Science Article 1

abstract

Two of the world’s three tropicbird species (Fig. 1) are regular breeders in the Hawaiian Islands. The Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda is more common in the NorthwesternHawaiian Islands; the White-tailed Tropicbird P. lepturus is more common in the main Hawaiian Islands

ERIC A. VANDERWERF and LINDSAY C. YOUNG, Marine Ornithology 35: 81-84 (2007)

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