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The red-tailed tropicbird looks like a large tern, with its unique long red tail feather. It has generally white plumage, a black crescent around the eye and a thin red tail feather. It has a red bill and black feet.
In Australia, many of thes birds nest on Queensland's coral islands (including Lady Elliot Island) and islands off Western Australia. This bird was photographed on Lord Howe Island, in Northern NSW.