Occurrence record: eBird Australia - URN:CornellLabOfOrnithology:EBIRD:OBS265643881

HumanObservation of Phaethon rubricauda | Red-tailed Tropicbird recorded on 2012-02-04


Data resource eBird Australia
Catalog number URN:CornellLabOfOrnithology:EBIRD:OBS265643881
Basis of record Human observation
Observer Australia, B. Birdlife
Supplied as "Birdlife Australia"
Individual count 1
License CC0
Sampling protocol eBird - Casual Observation
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Identification verification status Approved
Identification remarks Not all species reported, Reviewed


Identification remarks Not all species reported, Reviewed
Record date 2012-02-04
Sampling protocol eBird - Casual Observation
Date precision Day
Event remarks Red-tailed tropicbird. An afternoon visit to Long Reef on the off-chance of something interesting was turning up all the usuals - Sooty Oystercatchers, Red-necked Stints, Eastern Golden Plovers - with a few Wedgetails, a Short-tailed and a couple of Flutterings offshore in the very light winds. Then astounded to pick-up a Red-tailed Tropicbird off the reef, gaining height after a dive for fish. After another dive it headed southeast and out to sea. Site:Long Reef. Observer:Robert Griffin
Verbatim event date 2012-02-04
Event ID S19267060


Scientific name Phaethon rubricauda
Taxon rank species
Common name Red-tailed Tropicbird
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Pelecaniformes
Family Phaethontidae
Genus Phaethon
Species Phaethon rubricauda
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Locality Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
Latitude -33.7423987
Longitude 151.3180876
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim coordinate system decimal degrees
Verbatim locality Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference verification status Approved
Verbatim SRS EPSG:4326
Location ID L928252
Biome Terrestrial
Verbatim longitude 151.3180876
Verbatim latitude -33.7423987

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Long Reef
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Long Reef
    Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) marine 2010 Long Reef
    NRM Regions Sydney Metro
    NRM Regions 2014 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2015 Greater Sydney
    IBRA 6 Regions Sydney Basin
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Pittwater
    IBRA 7 Regions Sydney Basin
    IBRA 7 Subregions Pittwater
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Eastern Australian Temperate Forests
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Urban
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 5.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Macquarie Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Hawkesbury-Shoalhaven Plateaus

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 1.3738
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 5.2691
    Endemism 0.07425848
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.03736246
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.6148
    Occurrence Density 190.7037 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.422277 index
    Species Richness 30.469135 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.8161818
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.5911082
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.3631557
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 134.52875 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 206.14667 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 66.91667 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.31 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.5933333 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.23 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 96.434166 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 49.760002 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.5784373
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.5351611 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.5859373 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.4411339
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.7254551
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.4392349
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 136.02 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -38.094585 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -131.28333 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 39.993332 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.8 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 16.431667 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 8.475 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 23.874722 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 14.581806 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 19.261658 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 8.75 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 18.548334 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.255005 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.5883179 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 10.933319 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 9.2929125 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -3.019989 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.9116516 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 7.8083496 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 28.011665 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 19.921667 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1227.0 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 274.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 15.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 218.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 26.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 348.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 34.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 405.0 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -27.126034 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -116.15416 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 16.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 9.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 13.7 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 25.0 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 8.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 35.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.6 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 16.5 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 18.1 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 19.2 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 7.7 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 13.4 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 14.5 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.47 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.22
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 26.9 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 22.5 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 21.0 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 311.034 km/day
    Wind run - month max 337.80524 km/day
    Wind run - month min 283.50616 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.4333944 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.8667507 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.1500654 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.2000523 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.1000786 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.2000523 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.500066 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.400092 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.400092 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.01 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.25455844 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.01 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1661.6432 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 96.59864 Percentage
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.19999999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.6099997 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.35 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 4.2184 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.3 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.022000002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.71 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.61 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.54 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 19.6 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.41 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.7 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0011999999 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -9.999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 16.76 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 22.369999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 19.762142 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.76835334
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.9
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.3631557
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 78.86741 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 18.073954 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.90363896 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -0.049547825 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 69.1518
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 80.99999
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 32.68401
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 397.9278 Gal
    Bulk density 1.5064932 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 70.650696 kgC/ha
    Clay % 27.208145 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 6.25 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 42.727272 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 2.588 my
    Lithology - fertility 4.571429 index
    Lithology - mean age 1.294 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 0.11193429 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 0.41296428 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 22.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.82
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.39
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.54
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 23.0
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.59
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 5659.307 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 39.262955 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 128.42172 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.1 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.3660634
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 23.570494 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1068.3038 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 7.2062902 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.2 m
    Soil pedality 2.3660634
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 0.7551115
    Unreliable water retention parameters 9.545454
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 139.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 4.66197 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 135.625 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.34380183 degrees
    Topographic relief 23.4151 m
    Topographic roughness 48.6726 %
    Topographic slope (%) 5.494919 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.061 EVI
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.2454 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 178.92 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 44.870968 Day