Red-tailed Tropicbird recorded in Canberra

To: Mark Clayton <>
Subject: Red-tailed Tropicbird recorded in Canberra
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 02:02:28 +0000
Also on the ABI FB group just now - A White-bellied Storm Petrel (breed on Lord Howe Island!!!!).  Those 2 sightings should keep the Rarities Panel occupied for a while!

On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 at 10:15, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Apparently its a White-tailed Tropicbird.  The FB group is private  (ie members only can see posts)

On Tue, 11 Feb 2020 at 09:03, Mark Clayton <> wrote:
Morning all,

On the Australian Bird Identification page on Facebook this morning is a
photograph in a box of a juvenile Red-tailed Tropicbird  (or possibly a
White-tailed tropicbird) supposedly found somewhere in Canberra. I will
see if I can get more details on this record and try and get the
photograph passed on to COG's rarities panel. There have been one or two
records of this species on the NSW coast as well as quite a few Sooty
Terns, mostly juveniles, following the massive rain event of the last week.


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