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Great Frigatebird Fregata minor



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Great Frigatebird
eBird range map for Great Frigatebird

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It distributes in east and central Pacific to the western Indian Ocean, locally in the South Atlantic. In Mexico it is found in the Revillagigedo Islands, and is known to nest on Isla San Benedicto, is casual in the rest of the Pacific coast.

It is a resident species, common to frequent in the Revillagigedo Islands, is a nonbreeding, common species in Clipperton. It has been estimated that the distributional range of this species is from 50,000 to 100,000 km2, global population is estimated at

Distribution outside the Americas

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It has pelagic habits highly aerial, nest on tropical islands.

Historical changes

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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: