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Great Frigatebird Fregata minor

Sections

Breeding

Usually gather in small groups to breed. During courtship the male inflates its red gular pouch. Both parents incubate the eggs.

They breed possibly throughout year. The nest is a compact platform of sticks, lined with small feathers, located on the upper branches of trees near the coast or on ridge top. They lay 1 to 2 egg, white, oval, 68 x 46 mm.

Recommended Citation

Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/grefri