Ascension frigatebird

Ascension frigatebird

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Fregata aquila

The Ascension frigatebird is a seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae which breeds on Boatswain Bird Island and Ascension Island in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. The Ascension frigatebird is a large lightly built seabird with brownish-black plumage and a deeply forked tail. It has a wingspan of around 2 m . The male has a striking red gular sac which he inflates to attract a mate. The female is slightly larger than the male and has a brown breast-band and sometimes a white belly. They feed on fish taken in flight from the ocean's surface, and sometimes indulge in kleptoparasitism, harassing other birds to force them to regurgitate their food.

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Ascension frigatebird habitat map

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References

1. Ascension frigatebird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascension_frigatebird
2. Ascension frigatebird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697728/132597828

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