Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus subsp. mesonauta

Photo: Berry van der Hoorn

Classification

Phaethon [genus]
aethereus [species] (1)
mesonauta [subspecies]

Classification

Phaethon [genus]
aethereus [species] (1)
mesonauta [subspecies]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description P. a. mesonauta occurs in the tropical Atlantic, Caribbean and East Pacific.
    Notes on presence status Breeding resident on Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, with largest population on Saba. Irregular non-breeding visitor on Bonaire and Curaçao.

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