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Red-tailed tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda, AV147

Physical Description

Study skin of a mostly white bird with large pointed beak and two long specialised tail feathers. Bird is lying on its back, with the body in a straight line with the head and tail. The head is tilted so the beak is pointing up and toward its PR side. Legs are straight and the wings are folded alongside the body.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 125 x 120 x 760mm

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