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Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) Mathews, 1914
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Fregatidae

Scientific:
  Fregata magnificens
Citation:
  Mathews, 1914

Protonym:
  Fregata minor magnificens

Avibase ID:
  8AA3B42E976C7B2A

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174763

Geographic range:

  • Fregata magnificens: Tropical w Atlantic and e Pacific oceans
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Magnificent Frigatebird
Czech:
  fregatka vznešená
German:
  Prachtfregattvogel
Danish:
  Pragtfregatfugl
Spanish:
  Rabihorcado Magnífico
Finnish:
  keisarifregattilintu
French:
  Frégate superbe
Icelandic:
  Freigátufugl
Italian:
  Fregata magnifica
Japanese:
  amerikagunkandori
Japanese:
  アメリカグンカンドリ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Fregatvogel
Norwegian:
  Ascensionfregattfugl
Polish:
  fregata wielka
Portuguese:
  Fragata-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Tesourão
Russian:
  Вознесенский фрегат
Slovak:
  fregata vznešená
Swedish:
  Ascensionfregattfågel
Chinese:
  华丽军舰鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Man-o'-war-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Magnificent Frigate-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigate-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigate-bird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Frégate superbe ( Fregata magnificens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Frégate superbe ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 1st edition:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 4th edition:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
eBird version 1.50:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
eBird version 1.52:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
eBird version 1.53:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
eBird version 1.54:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Magnificent Frigate Bird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Magnificent Frigate Bird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
James Lee Peters:
    Fregata magnificens
James Lee Peters (original):
    Fregata magnificens
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Fregata magnificens
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Magnificent Frigatebird ( Fregata magnificens)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Fregata magnificens

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Fregata [aquila or magnificens] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Other synonyms

Catalan: Fregata grossa
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): fregat, sizo
Czech: Fregatka vznešená
Danish: Amerikansk Fregatfugl, Pragtfregatfugl
German: Prachtfregattvogel
English: Galapagos Man-o-war-bird, Magnificent Frigata, Magnificent Frigate Bird, Magnificent Frigatebird, Magnificent Frigate-bird, Magnificient Frigatebird, Man O'War Bird, Man-o'-War Bird, Man-o'-war-bird, Man-o-war-bird
Spanish: Ave fragata, Fragata, Fragata Magnífica, Fragata o tijerilla, Fregata magnifica, Rabihorcado, Rabihorcado grande, Rabihorcado Magníf, Rabihorcado Magnífico, Rabihorcado Magno, Rabijunco, Tijereta, Tijerilla
Spanish (Argentine): Ave fragata
Spanish (Chile): Ave fragata
Spanish (Colombia): Fragata Magnífica
Spanish (Costa Rica): Rabihorcado magno
Spanish (Cuba): Fragata, Rabihorcado
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Rabihorcado, Tijereta
Spanish (Honduras): Fragata o tijerilla
Spanish (Mexico): Fragata Magnífica, fregata magnifica
Spanish (Nicaragua): Rabihorcado Magno
Spanish (Uruguay): Fragata
Spanish (Venezuela): Tijereta de Mar
Estonian: keiser-fregattlind
Basque: Fregata grossa
Finnish: Isokaappari, keisarifregattilintu, Keisarikaappari
French: Frégate magnifique, Frégate marine, Frégate superbe
Guadeloupean Creole French: Malfini
Gaelic: Eun-Chogaidh
Galician: Fregata grossa, Rabiforcado
Haitian Creole French: Sizo
Hebrew: פריגט נהדר
Hungarian: pompás fregattmadár
Icelandic: Freigátufugl
Italian: Fregata magnifica
Japanese: amerikagunkandori
Japanese: アメリカグンカンドリ
Latin: Fregata aquila, Fregata magnificens, Fregata magnificens lowei
Lithuanian: Puošnioji fregata
Dutch: Amerikaanse Fregatvogel, Ascensionfregatvogel
Norwegian: Ascensionfregattfugl, Praktfregattfugl
Polish: fregata wielka
Portuguese: alcatraz, Catraia, fragata, Fragata-comum, Fragata-magnífica, grapira, João-grande, Rabo-forcado, tesoura, tesourão, Tesourão / Rabiforcado, tesourão-magnífico, tesoureiro
Portuguese (Brazil): alcatraz, catraia, fragata, grapira, joão-grande, rabo-forcado, tesoura, Tesourão, tesourão-magnífico, tesoureiro
Russian: Великолепный фрегат, Вознесенский фрегат
Slovak: fregata orlia, Fregata vznešená
Slovenian: lepa burnica
Swedish: Ascensionfregattfågel, Praktfregattfågel
Turkish: büyük fregat kuşu, Büyük Fregatkuşu
Chinese: 华丽军舰鸟, 阿岛军舰鸟

 

         

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