Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda)

The following is a photograph of a Red-tailed Tropicbird at Lord Howe Island in February 1999.

They were very common on Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.  However, they were difficult to photograph.  In Western Australia they are fairly easy to see at Sugarloaf Rock near Cape Naturaliste from September to April or May.

Copyright Frank O'Connor 1997-2003 Visits Last Modified 5th June 2003