Christmas Frigatebird

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Other names[edit]

Also known as the Christmas Island Frigatebird.

Description[edit]

The frigatebird is 94–97 cm (37–38 in) long with a wingspan of 2 - 2.3 m.

Males have a white lower abdomen with a black plumage. Also sports a red inflatable throat sac. Females have a white breast which forms a partial rear collar and extends to lower belly as well as to its black underwing.[1]

Similar species[edit]

Similar to the Great Frigatebird in regards to its inflatable throat sac.[1]

Behaviour[edit]

Diet[edit]

Calls[edit]

Reproduction[edit]

Distribution/habitat[edit]

Generally found in tropical seas, oceanic islands and various coasts along the Indian Ocean. Is critically endangered. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938.

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