Red-billed Tropicbird on Lord Howe Island

To: Alan McBride <>
Subject: Red-billed Tropicbird on Lord Howe Island
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 23:17:17 +1100
Now that is a real vagrant. Rather like finding a Silver Gull of the American west coast. It will be interesting to see which sub-species it turns out to be, the eastern Pacific or the NW Indian Ocean. It is an awful long flap for either. Well spotted by whoever saw it.


Carl Clifford

On 03/11/2010, at 7:51 PM, Alan McBride wrote:

A Red-billed Tropicbird was apparently present Monday (maybe later) on Lord Howe Island. This report came via Tony Palliser, who was contacted by a visitor to the island. Tony has tentatively confirmed the identity of this bird. Once confirmed, this will make it a first for Australia!


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