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.

    Publications

    • Hoogerwerf, A. 1977. Notes on the birds of St. Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 54: 60-123.
    • Prins, T.G., J.H. Reuter, A.O. Debrot, J. Wattel & V. Nijman 2009. Checklist of the birds of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, South Caribbean. Ardea 97(2): 137-268.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Voous, K.H. 1955. De vogels van de Nederlandse Antillen (Birds of the Netherlands Antilles). 205pp. Werkgroup Nederlandse Antillen, Curaçao.
    • Voous, K.H. 1955. The birds of St. Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 6: 1-82.
    • Voous, K.H. 1957. The birds of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 7: 260pp..
    • Voous, K.H. 1965. Checklist of the birds of Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire. Ardea 53: 205-234.
    • Voous, K.H., Koelers, H.J. 1967. Check-list of the birds of St. Martin, Saba, and St. Eustatius. Ardea 55: 115-137.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2010. The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin. 129 pp. sxm wildlife.