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Ascension Frigatebird
Fregata aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  fregata orla
Portuguese:
  Fragata-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Tesourão
Russian:
  Вознесенский фрегат
Slovak:
  fregata orlia
Swedish:
  ascensionfregattfågel
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):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
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]
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):
   Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
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):
   Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
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]
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:
   Ascension Island Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
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:
   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):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   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]
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
Spanish: Fragata de Ascensión, Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Tijereta
Spanish (Spain): 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
Latin: Fregata aquila, Pelecanus Aquilus
Lithuanian: Erelinė fregata
Latvian: Debesbraukšanas salas fregatputns
Dutch: Ascensionfregatvogel
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
Chinese: 阿岛军舰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 亞欣森軍艦鳥

 

         

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