Fregata minor   (Gmelin, 1789)

great frigatebird
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Fregatidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Others.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 1.9 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 10.4 cm; tarsus: 8.5 cm; wing: 55.5 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 86 to 100 cm; Wingspan: 206 to 230 cm (Ref. 8812). Found offshore and in tropical oceanic islands (Ref. 356). Colonial breeder, typically in trees and bushes. Gregarious; trails ships (Ref. 91362). Exhibits dipping behavior and piracy (Ref. 356).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schlatter, R.P. and A. Simeone. 1999. (Ref. 5962)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 August 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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References
Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.3 - 21.1, mean 14.1 (based on 581 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown