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Frigatebird returns to nest on Ascension for first time since Darwin

Frigatebird returns to nest on Ascension for first time since Darwin

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Frigatebird returns to nest on Ascension for first time since Darwin

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Male

The population is estimated at about 17,000-21,000 mature individuals (2001-2002). The Ascension Frigatebird is currently classified as Vulnerable.

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Ascension Island Government

The Ascension Frigatebird feeds primarily on fish, mainly flying-fish, caught by surface-dipping. But it also takes newly hatched green turtles and Sooty ...

The chicks give squeals and groans while begging for food. This species is often silent away from the nesting-sites.

Dark female

On the dark head, the bill is whitish to pale bluish, with darker blue rim around the base. The dark brown eyes are surrounded by bare, blue eyering.

Not useful for carrying lunch, unfortunately. Sam Weber

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Male magnificent frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands

Female Ascension frigatebird with chick

Ascension frigatebird

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Intermediate plumage

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An immature great frigatebird snatching a sooty tern chick

Magnificent frigatebird male courting a female

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Magnificent frigatebird male breeding display

Magnificent frigatebirds drinking freshwater

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O RLY? IUCN

Flightless cormorant

Fossil record[edit]

Juvenile magnificent frigatebird on nest, testing wings

Boatswain Bird Island image

Magnificent frigatebird on nest with chick

Lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel)

8 / 10; Magnificent frigatebird males competing for nest site and displaying to females

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Magnificent frigatebird males fighting over nest material in the air

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... male is the only frigatebird species with white on its belly – an egg shaped patch. It is larger with a longer bill than the related great frigatebird.

Ascension Frigatebird #135630 traveled through tropical Atlantic waters for 45,000 km between 6 March and

GPS tracks for 17 brown boobies with each colour representing a different individual

Magnificnet frigatebird chick on nest

Great frigatebird (Fregata minor)

Little pied cormorant

Masked booby image

Reed cormorant

Male and female magnificent frigatebirds at nest

Large magnificent frigatebird chick at nest with unhatched egg

Seabird colony with great frigatebirds, red-tailed tropicbird, red-footed boobies, sooty terns and black noddies, French Frigate Shoals

Immature magnificent frigatebird in flight

Darwin, C. R. ed. 1841. Birds Part 3 of The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. by John Gould. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin.

The nest is on the ground among rocks and guano, on the flat top of Boatswain Bird Island or on cliff ledges. Some feathers can be used as lining.

Fregata magnificens

Magnificent frigatebird - overview

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Masked Boobies - above

Darwin, C. R. ed. 1841. Birds Part 3 of The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. by John Gould. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin.

Female magnificent frigatebird in treetop

GPS tracking devices allowed scientists to follow the movements of Great Frigatebirds. Credit: R. Clarke

Magnificent frigatebird chick in nest with male displaying to female

9 / 10; Magnificent frigatebirds fighting over nest material

Young Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent frigatebirds drinking freshwater

Magnificent frigatebird stealing fish as brown booby tries to feed chick

Magnificent frigatebird male and immature perched

Male magnificent frigatebird at nest with chick

Male frigate bird posing for mate (Simon Chubb)

Group of magnificent frigatebirds perched on cactus

Magnificent frigatebird male displaying

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Christmas frigatebird

Magnificent frigatebird chick hatching

2 / 10; Magnificent frigatebird on nest with small chick

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Magnificent frigatebird, female and immature in flight

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Female juvenile magnificent frigatebird

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