Phaethontidae, Brandt, 1840

Somenzari, Marina, Amaral, Priscilla Prudente do, Cueto, Víctor R., Guaraldo, André de Camargo, Jahn, Alex E., Lima, Diego Mendes, Lima, Pedro Cerqueira, Lugarini, Camile, Machado, Caio Graco, Martinez, Jaime, Nascimento, João Luiz Xavier do, Pacheco, José Fernando, Paludo, Danielle, Prestes, Nêmora Pauletti, Serafini, Patrícia Pereira, Silveira, Luís Fábio, Sousa, Antônio Emanuel Barreto Alves de, Sousa, Nathália Alves de, Souza, Manuella Andrade de, Telino-Júnior, Wallace Rodrigues & Whitney, Bret Myers, 2018, An overview of migratory birds in Brazil, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58, pp. 1-66: 37

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Phaethon rubricauda (VAG)   : occurs in the eastern and western Indian Ocean and in the central, western and southern Pacific Ocean. Its migration is irregular. Some adults can be observed near breeding colonies all year round. Populations from the south may perform transequatorial migrations quite regularly, as they follow warm currents to the east coast of the continents ( Orta, 1992a). The species occurs occasionally in Brazil and is considered vagrant: there is only one record in the Abrolhos Archipelago/BA ( Couto et al., 2001).