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Australian Pelicans, Frigatebirds, Tropicbirds



FAMILY : Frigatebirds

Greater Frigatebird
(Fregata minor)
Greater Frigatebird
The Greater Frigatebird is a large dark coloured bird with long wings and forked tail. It has slender hooked beak and small feet. The male is all black. The female has white breast. Breeding males have a red throat sac that can be blown up to... Click to continue>
Lesser Frigatebird
(Fregata ariel)
Lesser Frigatebird
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FAMILY : Pelicans

Australian Pelican
(Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Australian Pelican
The Australian Pelican is an the only pelican in Australia and is an unmistakable large black and white bird. The Pelican's bill is 40 cm - 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Tropicbirds

Red-tailed Tropicbird
(Phaethon rubricauda)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Tropicbirds look like large terns with strong down-curved bills. They have short legs set far back - this makes them shuffle on their belly when on land. The Red-tailed Tropicbird is white with a red or orange bill and black feet. It has two long... Click to continue>
White-tailed Tropicbird
(Phaethon lepturus)
White-tailed Tropicbird
Tropicbirds look like large terns with strong down-curved bills. They have short legs set far back - this makes them shuffle on their belly when on land. The White-tailed Tropicbird is white with long flexible tail streamers (the central two... Click to continue>


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