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Red-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert, P 1783

The red-tailed tropicbird is a seabird native to tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One of three closely related species of tropicbird (Phaethontidae), it was described by Pieter Boddaert in 1783. Superficially resembling a tern in appearance, it has almost all-white plumage with a black mask and a red bill. The sexes have similar plumage. As referenced in the common name, adults have red tail streamers that are about twice their body length. Four subspecies are recognised, but there is evidence of clinal variation in body size—with smaller birds in the north and larger in the south—and hence no grounds for subspecies. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Phaethontiformes
Family:
  Phaethontidae
Genus:
   Phaethon
Scientific:
  Phaethon rubricauda


Original description

Citation:
  Boddaert, P 1783

Reference:
   Table Planches Enlum. D'Aubenton

Protonym:
  Phaeton rubricauda

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27822677


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C412CD623EDA1B28

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C412CD62

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C412CD62


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174679

Geographic range:

  • Phaethon rubricauda rubricauda: Breeds islands in w Indian Ocean
  • Phaethon rubricauda melanorhynchos: Breeds and disperses widely in tropical Pacific Ocean
  • Phaethon rubricauda westralis: Islands in e Indian Ocean and Easter I.
  • Phaethon rubricauda roseotinctus: Breeds sw Pacific islands
English:
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Catalan:
Cuajonc cua-roig
Czech:
faeton červenoocasý
Danish:
Rødhalet Tropikfugl
German:
Rotschwanz-Tropikvogel
Spanish:
Rabijunco Colirrojo
Spanish (Spain):
Rabijunco Colirrojo
Finnish:
valkotropiikkilintu
French:
Phaéton à brins rouges
Croatian:
crvenorepi feton
Hungarian:
vörösfarkú trópusimadár
Icelandic:
Rauðspíra
Italian:
Fetonte codarossa
Japanese (romaji):
akaonettaichou
Japanese:
アカオネッタイチョウ
Lithuanian:
Raudonuodegis fajetonas
Dutch:
Roodstaartkeerkringvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudhaletropikkfugl
Norwegian:
Rødhaletropikkfugl
Polish:
faeton czerwonosterny
Portuguese:
Rabo-de-palha-de-cauda-vermelha
Portuguese (Brazil):
rabo-de-palha-de-cauda-vermelha
Russian:
Краснохвостый фаэтон
Slovak:
faeton červenochvostý
Serbian:
Crvenorepi feton
Swedish:
rödstjärtad tropikfågel
Ukrainian:
Фаетон червонохвостий
Chinese:
红尾鹲
Chinese (Traditional):
紅尾熱帶鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaëthon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricaudus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropic-bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Phaéton à brins rouges ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Phaéton à brins rouges ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Red-tailed Tropic Bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-tailed Tropic Bird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Phaethon rubricauda [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Phaëthon rubricauda [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Phaethon rubricauda [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Red-tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Phaethon rubricauda [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Phaethon rubricauda [version 1]

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Afrikaans: Rooipylstert
Azerbaijani: qırmızıquyruq faeton
Belarusian: Чырванахвосты фаэтон
Bulgarian: Червеноопашат фаетон, Червеноопашат фетон
Bengali: রারমরজ চফলুফীয়া
Bengali (transliteration): lālalēja biṣubīẏā
Catalan: Cuajonc cua-roig, Cuajonc de cua roja
Czech: faeton červenoocasý, Faeton cervenozobý
Chuvash: хĕрлĕ хӳреллĕ фаэтон
Welsh: Aderyn trofannol cynffongoch
Danish: Rødhalet Tropikfugl
German: Rotschwanz-Tropicvogel, Rotschwanz-Tropikvogel
English: Amokura, Red-tailed Tropcibird, Red-tailed Tropic Bird, Redtailed Tropicbird, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Red-tailed Tropic-bird, Silver Bosunbird, Srawtail
English (Hawaii): Koaʻe ʻula - Red-tailed Tropicbird
English, HBW: Red-tailed Tropicbird
English, Hawaii: Koaʻe ʻula - Red-tailed Tropicbird
English (IOC): Red-tailed Tropicbird
English (United States): Red-tailed Tropicbird
Esperanto: ruĝvosta fajtono, Ruĝvosta tropikbirdo
Spanish: Ave del trópico de cola roja, Rabijunco Cola Roja, rabijunco cola-roja, Rabijunco Colirrojo, Rabijunco de Cola Roja
Spanish (Chile): Ave del trópico de cola roja
Spanish (Costa Rica): Rabijunco Cola Roja
Spanish (Ecuador): Rabijunco Colirrojo
Spanish (Spain): Rabijunco Colirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Red-tailed Tropicbird
Spanish (Mexico): rabijunco cola roja, rabijunco cola-roja, Rabijunco Colirrojo
Spanish (Peru): Ave del Trópico de Cola Roja
Estonian: punasaba-troopikalind
Finnish: Valkojouhipyrstö, valkotropiikkilintu
French: Paille-en-queue à brins roug, Paille-en-queue à brins rouges, Paille-en-queue à queue rouge, Paille-en-queue blanc, Phaéton à brins rouges, Phaéton à queue rouge
Frisian: Readsturtkearkringfûgel
Irish: Trópaiceach earrghabhlach
Galician: Rabixunco de rabo vermello
Hawaiian: Koa'e 'ula
Hebrew: פיתון אדום-זנב
Croatian: crvenorepi feton
Hungarian: vörösfarkú trópusimadár
Indonesian: Buntutsate Merah, Buntut-sate merah, Burung Buntut Satek Merah, Burung Buntut-sate Merah
Icelandic: Rauðspíra
Italian: Fetone codarossa, Fetonte coda rossa, Fetonte codarossa
Japanese (romaji): aka-o nettai-chō, Akao-nettaicho, akaonettaichou, Akao-nettaichou
Japanese: アカオネッタイチョウ
Japanese (Kanji): 赤尾熱帯鳥
Kazakh: қызылқұйрық фаэтон
Kirghiz: кызыл куйрук фаэтон
Scientific: Phaethon erubescens, Phaethon rubricauda, Phaëthon rubricauda, Phaethon rubricauda erubescens, Phaethon rubricauda rubricauda, Phaethon rubricaudus, Phaëthon rubricaudus, Phaeton [sic] rubricauda, Phaeton rubricauda, Trochilus rubineus
Lithuanian: Raudonuodegis fajetonas
Latvian: sarkanastes faetons
Malagasy: Vorompano
Maori: Amokura
Macedonian: Црвеноопашест фетон
Malay: Burung Sinbad Ekor Merah
Dutch: Roodstaart Keerkringvogel, Roodstaartkeerkringvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudhaletropikkfugl
Norwegian: Rødhaletropikfugl, Rødhaletropikkfugl
Polish: faeton czerwonosterny
Pinyin: hóng-wěi méng, hóng-wěi rèdài-niǎo
Portuguese: Rabijunco-de-cauda-vermelha, rabo-de-palha-de-cauda-vermelha
Portuguese (Brazil): Rabo-de-palha-de-cauda-vermelha
Portuguese (Portugal): Rabijunco-de-cauda-vermelha, rabo-de-palha-de-cauda-vermelha
Rarotongan: Tavake
Rhaeto-Romance: Feton cuacotschna
Romanian: Faeton cu coadă roşie
Russian: Краснохвостый фаэтон
Northern Sami: Ruksesbađoštropihkaloddi
Slovak: faeton červenochvostý
Samoan: tava'e'ula
Serbian: Crvenorepi feton
Swedish: Rödstjärtad tropikfågel
Thai: นกร่อนทะเลหางแดง
Thai (Transliteration): nók rôaan-tʰa-lee hăaŋ-daeeŋ
Turkish: Kırmızı Kuyruklu Tropikkuşu
Tahitian: ma'uroa, tave'a
Ukrainian: Фаетон червонохвостий
Uzbek: қизил думли фаэтон
Chinese: 紅尾熱帶鳥, 红尾鹲
Chinese (Traditional): 紅尾熱帶鳥, 紅尾鸏
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紅尾熱帶鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 红尾热带鸟

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