Phaethon rubricauda (Red-tailed Tropicbird)

Red-tailed Tropicbird

Dutch: Roodstaartkeerkringvogel

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phaethontidae
Genus: Phaethon
Species: Phaethon rubricauda

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 124 mm
Length cranium: 56 mm
Width (cranium): 48 mm
Height (cranium): 24 mm
Alternative names: Rotschwanz-Tropikvogel (German), Phaéton à brins rouges (French), Rabijunco Colirrojo (Spanish)