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  • n. Plural form of frigatebird.


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  • Even the smallest, uninhabitable islands are significant as breeding sites for large numbers of seabirds such as frigatebirds, tropicbirds, boobies, terns, and smaller species.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • The three islets to the east are part of a national ornithological reserve; there are more sea birds here, including puffins and frigatebirds, than anywhere else in the Lesser Antilles.

    Take Monday Off: Martinique

  • The refuge is an important area for magnificent frigatebirds, and marsh birds such as the mottled duck, clapper rail, black rail and seaside sparrow.

    Regan Nelson: VIDEO: The Birds of Breton Island

  • Some of the non-endemic birds include the boobies, storm petrels, frigatebirds, and terns.

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Species and sex-biased predation on hatchling green turtles by frigatebirds on Europa Island, western Indian Ocean.

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Le Corre suggests that the occurrence of the white-tailed brown morph at Europa may act as a defensive camouflage against kleptoparasitism (a behavior of stealing another bird's catch) by great frigatebirds (Fregata minor) and brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica).

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Instead of catching their own fish, frigatebirds often steal a catch from other seabirds.

    Trinidade-Martin Vaz Islands tropical forests

  • Do certain birds (frigatebirds, swifts and migrating passerines among them) really sleep on the wing?

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • So there I was once more, writing under the Barringtonia trees again, lifting my head to see the frigatebirds drifting overhead, or waiting for the sun to set, gin and tonic in hand...

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Lesser frigatebirds and white-bellied sea eagles wheeled serenely above us, according to Mark.

    Last Chance to See


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