Christmas frigatebird

Christmas frigatebird

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Infraclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Fregata andrewsi
WEIGHT
1550 g
LENGTH
89-100 cm
WINGSPAN
206-230 cm

The Christmas frigatebird, or Christmas Island frigatebird, is a seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae which is an endemic breeder to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. Sunbath photograph of a Christmas Island Frigatebird at Jakarta Bay, Indonesia The Christmas frigatebird is a large lightly built seabird with brownish-black plumage, long narrow wings and a deeply forked tail. It has a wingspan of around 2.15 m . The male has an egg shaped white patch on his belly and a striking red gular sac which he inflates to attract a mate. The female is slightly larger than the male and has a white breast and 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. The species is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Mo

Molluscivore

Pi

Piscivores

No

Nomadic

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

So

Soaring birds

Se

Seabird

Mo

Monogamy

Co

Colonial

Mi

Migrating

C

starts with

Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
15 months

References

1. Christmas frigatebird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_frigatebird
2. Christmas frigatebird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697742/132599384

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