Lesser frigatebird

Lesser frigatebird

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Fregata ariel

The lesser frigatebird is a seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae. At around 75 cm in length, it is the smallest species of frigatebird. It occurs over tropical and subtropical waters across the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well as off the Atlantic coast of Brazil. The lesser frigatebird is a lightly built seabird with brownish-black plumage, long narrow wings and a deeply forked tail. 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 white breast and belly. Frigatebirds 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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References

1. Lesser frigatebird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_frigatebird
2. Lesser frigatebird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697738/132598822

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