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Ascension Frigatebird

Fregata aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) breeds on the rocky slopes of the tiny Boatswain Bird Island just off Ascension Island in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. It formerly bred on the larger island, but was exterminated by introduced cats, Brown Rats, and human persecution; in 2012 it was announced that a breeding pair had been found on Ascension Island following a project to exterminate feral cats. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Fregatidae
Genus:
  Fregata

Scientific:
  Fregata aquila

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.133

Protonym:
  Pelecanus Aquilus

Avibase ID:
  00E090F87F64DBDB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/00E090F8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174768


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Fregata aquila: Breeds Ascension I.; ranges to w African coast
English:
Ascension Frigatebird
Czech:
fregatka ascensionská
German:
Adlerfregattvogel
Danish:
Ascension Fregatfugl
Spanish:
Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Finnish:
atlantinfregattilintu
French:
Frégate aigle-de-mer
Icelandic:
Freigátufugl
Italian:
Fregata aquila
Japanese:
mesugurogunkandori
Japanese:
メスグログンカンドリ
Dutch:
Ascensionfregatvogel
Norwegian:
Ascensionfregattfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Ascensionfregattfugl
Polish:
fregata orla
Portuguese:
Fragata-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
Tesourão
Russian:
Вознесенский фрегат
Slovak:
fregata orlia
Swedish:
ascensionfregattfågel
Ukrainian:
Фрегат вознесенський
Chinese:
阿岛军舰鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Frégate aigle-de-mer ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Frégate aigle-de-mer ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ascension Frigate Bird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Ascension Frigate Bird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Ascencion Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Fregata aquila [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Fregata aquila [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Fregata aquila [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fregata aquila [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fregata aquila [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Fregata de l'illa de l'Ascensió
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): fregat
Czech: Fregatka ascensionská
Danish: Ascension Fregatfugl, Ascension-fregatfugl
German: Adlerfregattvogel
English: Ascencion Frigatebird, Ascension Frigata, Ascension Frigate Bird, Ascension Frigatebird, Ascension Island Frigatebird, Ascension Island Frigate-bird
English (IOC): Ascension Frigatebird
Spanish: Fragata de Ascensión, Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Tijereta
Spanish (Spain): Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Spanish (HBW): Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Spanish (Mexico): fragata magnífica
Spanish (Uruguay): Fragata
Estonian: ascensioni fregattlind
Finnish: atlantinfregattilintu, Atlantinkaappari
French: Frégate aigle, Frégate aigle-de-mer, Frégate-Aigle
Gaelic: Eun-Chogaidh
Galician: Rabiforcado
Hebrew: פריגט נהדר
Hungarian: ascensioni fregattmadár
Icelandic: Freigátufugl
Italian: Fregata aquila, Fregata di Ascension
Japanese: mesugurogunkandori
Japanese: メスグログンカンドリ
Scientific: Fregata aquila, Pelecanus Aquilus
Lithuanian: Erelinė fregata
Latvian: Debesbraukšanas salas fregatputns
Dutch: Ascensionfregatvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Ascensionfregattfugl
Norwegian: Ascensionfregattfugl, Praktfregattfugl
Polish: fregata orla
Portuguese: Fragata-comum, Tesourão-da-ascensão
Portuguese (Brazil): Tesourão
Portuguese (Portugal): Rabiforcado-de-ascensão
Russian: Вознесенский фрегат, Фрегат острова Вознесения
Slovak: fregata orlia
Slovenian: lepa burnica
Swedish: Ascensionfregattfågel, Praktfregattfågel
Turkish: Asensiyon Fregatkuşu
Ukrainian: Фрегат вознесенський
Chinese: 阿岛军舰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 亞欣森軍艦鳥

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