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Great Frigatebird
Fregata minor (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Fregatidae
Genus:
  Fregata

Scientific:
  Fregata minor

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.572

Protonym:
  Pelecanus minor

Avibase ID:
  788EBCAB63213E04

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174766

Geographic range:

  • Fregata minor minor: Cocos and Christmas is. (Indian Ocean); Paracel Is. (S China Sea)
  • Fregata minor aldabrensis: Breeds w Indian Ocean on Aldabra and adjacent islands
  • Fregata minor palmerstoni: Breeds islands in w and central Pacific
  • Fregata minor ridgwayi: Breeds e Pacific on Revillagigedo, Cocos and Galapagos islands
  • Fregata minor nicolli: Breeds Trindade I. and Martín Vaz I.; ranges to Brazil
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Frigatebird
Czech:
  fregatka obecná
German:
  Bindenfregattvogel
Danish:
  Stor Fregatfugl
Spanish:
  Rabihorcado Grande
Finnish:
  kuningasfregattilintu
French:
  Frégate du Pacifique
Icelandic:
  Great Frigatebird
Italian:
  Fregata maggiore
Japanese:
  oogunkandori
Japanese:
  オオグンカンドリ
Dutch:
  Grote Fregatvogel
Norwegian:
  Storfregattfugl
Polish:
  fregata srednia
Portuguese:
  Tesourão-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Tesourão-grande
Russian:
  Большой фрегат
Slovak:
  fregata ebenová
Swedish:
  större fregattfågel
Chinese:
  黑腹军舰鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Greater Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Frégate du Pacifique ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Frégate du Pacifique ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Great Frigate Bird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Great Frigate Bird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Fregata minor [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Fregata minor [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Fregata minor [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Great Frigatebird ( Fregata minor) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Fregata minor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Fregata minor [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Groot Fregatvoël, Grootfregatvoel, Grootfregatvoël
Catalan: Fregata gran
Czech: Fregatka obecná
Danish: Stor Fregatfugl
German: Bindenfregattvogel, Binden-Fregattvogel
Maldivian: Maahoara
English: Great Frigata, Great Frigate, Great Frigate Bird, Great Frigatebird, Greater Frigate Bird, Greater Frigatebird, Lesser Frigatebird, North Pacific Man-o-war-bird, Pacific Frigatebird
Spanish: Ave fragata grande, Fragata Alibandeada, Fragata Grande, Fragata Pelágica, Fregata Pelágica, Rabihorcado Grande
Spanish (Chile): Ave fragata grande
Spanish (Colombia): Fragata Alibandeada
Spanish (Costa Rica): Rabihorcado Grande
Spanish (Mexico): Fragata Pelágica
Spanish (Peru): Avefragata Grande
Estonian: kuning-fregattlind
Finnish: Kaappari, kuningasfregattilintu
French: Frégate du Pacifique, Grande Frégate
Hawaiian: 'Iwa
Hebrew: פריגט
Hungarian: szalagos fregattmadár
Indonesian: Burung Cikalang Besar, Cikalang Besar
Italian: Fregata maggiore, Fregata minore
Japanese: ō gunkan-dori, Oh-gunkandori, oogunkandori, Ou-gunkandori
Japanese: オオグンカンドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 大軍艦鳥
Korean: 큰군함조
Korean (Transliteration): keun-gunham-jo
Latin: Fregata minor
Lithuanian: Didžioji fregata
Latvian: lielais fregatputns
Malagasy: Bomomandry
Maori: Hakuwai
Malay: Burung Simbang Besar
Dutch: Grote Fregatvogel
Norwegian: Storfregattfugl
Palauan: Kedam
Polish: fregata srednia, fregata średnia
Pinyin: hēi-fù jūnjiàn-niǎo, jūnjiàn-niǎo, xiǎo jūnjiàn-niǎo
Portuguese: alcatraz, fragata, Fragata-grande, grapira, joão-grande, tesoura, tesourão, Tesourão-grande
Portuguese (Brazil): alcatraz, fragata, grapira, joão-grande, tesoura, tesourão, Tesourão-grande
Russian: Большой фрегат, Фрегат большой
Slovak: fregata ebenová, Fregata žltopása
Swedish: Större fregattfågel
Swahili: Mnandi-pwani
Thai: นกโจรสลัดใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók coon-sa-làt yày
Tahitian: otaha
Vietnamese: Chim Cốc biển đen, Cốc biển đen
Chinese: 大军舰鸟, 小军舰鸟, 小軍艦鳥, 軍艦鳥, 黑腹军舰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小軍艦鳥, 黑腹軍艦鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 軍艦鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 军舰鸟, 小军舰鸟, 黑腹军舰鸟

 

         

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