Birds of Colombia

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

Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) Male
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabella Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Photograph by Lip Kee Yap     Copyright and usage info

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.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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
  Photo Credit: Duncan Wright.
Photograph by U.S. Government employee (see below)     Copyright and usage info

Except for an occasional wanderer from a nesting site on the Galapagos, the Great Frigatebird rarely reaches tropical America.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Cuba