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Red-tailed Tropicbird -- Phaethon rubricauda More
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William V Ward
4 Dec 1966 at 13:35

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Kermadec Islands; North Meyer Islet
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -29.25   -177.8666667
    Elevation
  • 33 meters
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  • Mono
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  • MAGNEMITE 610E
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  • Altec 688A
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  • Parabola 101.6cm/25.4cm (40in/10in)
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NOTES: MEYER ISLET IS 1 MI. OFF RAOUL IS.; 403 FT. TALL; 30 A. A LITTLE AFTER NOON EACH DAY THESE BIRDS COMMENCED SOARING IN THE CHASM SEPARATING N. AND S. MEYER ISLETS IN WHOSE CLIFF FACES THEY WERE PREPARING TO NEST. FROM 6 TO 12 BIRDS WOULD GATHER FOR THESE SOARING FLIGHTS. AT TIMES A BIRD WOULD LOWER ITS TAIL TO NEARLY A VERTICAL POSITION THEN FLAP ITS WINGS HEAVILY AND REMAIN ALMOST STATIONARY IN THE AIR. WHEN THE BIRDS' PATHS CROSSED A GREAT HONKING OF RASPING VOICES WOULD DESCEND (REMINDF

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