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Family Phaethontidae

HAWAII

Phaethon rubricauda

Red-tailed Tropicbird, Midway

Midway Atoll

 

SE Oahu

 
 

SE Oahu

 

North Beach, Midway Atoll

 

Boat House road, Midway Atoll

 RED-TAILED TROPICBIRD    KOA'E 'ULA

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.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet