Story: Kermadec Islands

Red-tailed tropic bird (4th of 5)

Red-tailed tropic bird

The red-tailed tropic bird, Phaethon rubricauda, nests in holes on tropical islands, and is not uncommon on Macauley Island.

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Kermadec Expedition
Photograph by Peter de Lange

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37367/red-tailed-tropic-bird (accessed 20 January 2022)

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