Great frigatebird

Great frigatebird

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Infraclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Fregata minor
WEIGHT
1-1.8 kg
LENGTH
85-105 cm
WINGSPAN
205-230 cm

The great frigatebird is a large seabird in the frigatebird family. There are major nesting populations in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as a tiny population in the South Atlantic. The great frigatebird is a lightly built, large seabird up to 105 cm long with predominantly black plumage. The species exhibits sexual dimorphism; the female is larger than the adult male and has a white throat and breast, and the male's scapular feathers have a purple-green sheen. In the breeding season, the male is able to distend his striking red gular sac. The species feeds on fish taken in flight from the ocean's surface, and indulges in kleptoparasitism less frequently than other frigatebirds. They feed in pelagic waters within 80 km of their breeding colony or roosting areas.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Mo

Molluscivore

Pi

Piscivores

No

Nomadic

Te

Territorial

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Al

Altricial

So

Soaring birds

Se

Seabird

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

G

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
300 to 578 days

References

1. Great frigatebird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_frigatebird
2. Great frigatebird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697733/163770613
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/619655

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