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Lesser Frigatebird
Fregata ariel (Gray, GR, 1845)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Fregatidae
Genus:
  Fregata

Scientific:
  Fregata ariel

Citation:
  (Gray, GR, 1845)

Reference:
  Gen.Birds 3 p.669 pl.185

Protonym:
  Atagen ariel

Avibase ID:
  09ED7E926715445E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174769

Geographic range:

  • Fregata ariel ariel: Islands in Indian and Pacific oceans
  • Fregata ariel iredalei: Mascarene Islands; disperses to coasts of India and Somalia
  • Fregata ariel trinitatis: Trindade I. and Martín Vaz I.; wanders to coastal Brazil
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Lesser Frigatebird
Czech:
  fregatka malá
German:
  Arielfregattvogel
Danish:
  Lille Fregatfugl
Spanish:
  Rabihorcado Chico
Finnish:
  pikkufregattilintu
French:
  Frégate ariel
Icelandic:
  Lesser Frigatebird
Italian:
  Fregata ariel
Japanese:
  kogunkandori
Japanese:
  コグンカンドリ
Dutch:
  Kleine Fregatvogel
Norwegian:
  Småfregattfugl
Polish:
  fregata mala
Portuguese:
  Tesourão-pequeno
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Tesourão-pequeno
Russian:
  Фрегат-ариэль
Slovak:
  fregata bieloboká
Swedish:
  mindre fregattfågel
Chinese:
  白斑军舰鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Frégate ariel ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Frégate ariel ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Lesser Frigate Bird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Lesser Frigate Bird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Fregata ariel [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Fregata ariel [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Fregata ariel [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Lesser Frigatebird ( Fregata ariel) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Fregata ariel [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Fregata ariel [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Klein Fregatvoël, Kleinfregatvoël
Catalan: Fregata petita
Cebuano: kompisao
Czech: Fregatka malá
Danish: Lille Fregatfugl
German: Arielfregattvogel, Kleiner Fregattvogel
Maldivian: Hoara Lesser
English: Least Frigatebird, Lesser Frigata, Lesser Frigate, Lesser Frigate Bird, Lesser Frigatebird
English (Kenya): Lesser Frigatebird
Spanish: Fragata Pequeña, Rabihorcado Chico, Rebihorcado Chico
Spanish (Spain): Rabihorcado Chico
Estonian: väike-fregattlind
Finnish: pikkufregattilintu, Pikkukaappari
French: Frégate ariel, Petite Frégate
Hawaiian: 'Iwa
Hebrew: פרגט קטן
Croatian: Mala fregata
Hungarian: kis fregattmadár
Indonesian: Burung cikalang kecil, Cikalang Kecil
Italian: Fregata ariel, Fregata minore
Japanese: ko gunkan-dori, kogunkandori, Ko-gunkandori
Japanese: コグンカンドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 小軍艦鳥
Korean: 군함조
Korean (Transliteration): gunham-jo
Latin: Fregata ariel
Lithuanian: Mažoji fregata
Latvian: mazais fregatputns
Malagasy: Bamomandry, Bomomandry
Malayalam: ചിന്ന കടൽകള്ളൻ
Malay: Burung Simbang Kecil, Simbang Kecil
Dutch: Kleine Fregatvogel
Norwegian: Småfregattfugl
Palauan: Kedam
Polish: fregata mala, fregata mała
Pinyin: bái-bān jūnjiàn-niǎo
Portuguese: Fragata-pequena, Tesourão-pequeno
Portuguese (Brazil): tesourao-pequeno, Tesourão-pequeno
Portuguese (Portugal): Rabiforcado-pequeno
Russian: Малый фрегат, Фрегат Ариэль, Фрегат малый, Фрегат-ариель, Фрегат-ариэль
Slovak: Fregata bieloboká
Samoan: atafa
Serbian: Mala fregata
Swedish: Mindre fregattfågel
Swahili: Mnandi-pwani Mdogo
Thai: นกโจรสลัดเล็ก
Thai (Transliteration): nók coon-sa-làt lék
Turkish: Küçük Fregatkuşu
Tahitian: otaha
Vietnamese: Chim Cốc biển bé, Cốc biển bé
Chinese: 白斑军舰鸟, 白斑軍艦鳥
Chinese (Traditional): 白斑軍艦鳥, 白班軍艦鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白斑軍艦鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 白斑军舰鸟

 

         

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