Birds of Colombia

    SULIFORMES: Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)  
Genus: Fregata (2 species, 5 worldwide)


Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) Female
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
  Commonly seen soaring over beaches on the Atlantic/Caribbean and Pacific sides.
   

Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor palmerstoni) Male Rare/Accidental
Midway Atoll, Hawaii, United States
  The Great Frigatebird is very similar to the Magnificent Frigatebird, but smaller.
   
Photograph by Forest and Kim Starr     Copyright and usage info

Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) Female Rare/Accidental
East Island, French Frigate Shoals
  Except for an occasional wanderer from a nesting site on the Galapagos, the Great Frigatebird rarely reaches tropical America. Photo Credit: Duncan Wright.
   
Photograph by U.S. Government employee (see below)     Copyright and usage info


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