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Family Phaethontidae


Phaethon rubricauda

Red-tailed Tropicbird, Midway

Midway Atoll


SE Oahu


SE Oahu


North Beach, Midway Atoll


Boat House road, Midway Atoll


Uncommon around the Hawaiian Islands.  Nests in crevices of sea cliffs or vegetation in the absence of rocks & predators.  Bill is red.  Aerial courtship displays characterized by hovering & backward flight.