Red-tailed Tropicbird sighting.

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Subject: Red-tailed Tropicbird sighting.
From: "Ian Clayton" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 15:45:29 +1000
A Red-tailed Tropicbird was observed on the north west end of Old Reef 
SSE of Townsville  19 20 04 s  148 01 07 e, on 11/02/1998. 
The bird was observed swimming and flying for short distances for a period
of about ten minutes.

The observation was from abourd 'MV Sirenia' by Patrick Centurino Marine
Parks Ranger on a Routine patrol in the area.

Red-tailed Tropic birds have not been previously recorded by Patrick on
this or any other routine patrol, in this section of the Marine Park.


Ian Clayton.

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