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Ascension Frigatebird

Fregata aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Ascension frigatebird is a seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae which breeds on Boatswain Bird Island and Ascension Island in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Fregatidae
Genus:
   Fregata
Scientific:
  Fregata aquila


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.133

Protonym:
  Pelecanus Aquilus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727038


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  00E090F87F64DBDB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-00E090F8

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
Catalan:
Fregata de l'illa de l'Ascensió
Czech:
fregatka ascensionská
Danish:
Ascension-fregatfugl
German:
Adlerfregattvogel
Spanish:
Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Spanish (Spain):
Rabihorcado de Ascensión
Finnish:
atlantinfregattilintu
French:
Frégate aigle-de-mer
Croatian:
asensionski brzan
Hungarian:
ascensioni fregattmadár
Icelandic:
Arnfreigáti
Italian:
Fregata aquila
Japanese (romaji):
mesugurogunkandori
Japanese:
メスグログンカンドリ
Lithuanian:
Ežerinė fregata
Dutch:
Ascensionfregatvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Ascensionfregattfugl
Norwegian:
Ascensionfregattfugl
Polish:
fregata orla
Portuguese:
tesourão-da-ascensão
Portuguese (Brazil):
Tesourão
Russian:
Вознесенский фрегат
Slovak:
fregata orlia
Serbian:
Fregata sa ostrva Asension
Swedish:
ascensionfregattfågel
Ukrainian:
Фрегат вознесенський
Chinese:
阿岛军舰鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
亞欣森軍艦鳥


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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
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]
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:
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]
eBird version 2019:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
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 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 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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Ascencion Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Fregata aquila [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Fregata aquila [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ascension Frigatebird ( Fregata aquila) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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


Bulgarian: Орлова фрегата
Catalan: Fregata de l'Ascensió, Fregata de l'illa de l'Ascensió
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): fregat
Czech: Fregatka ascensionská
Welsh: Aderyn ffrigad Ynys y Dyrchafael
Danish: Ascension Fregatfugl, Ascension-fregatfugl
German: Adlerfregattvogel
Greek: Αετoφρεγάτα, Αετοφρεγάτα
English: Ascencion Frigatebird, Ascension Frigata, Ascension Frigate Bird, Ascension Frigatebird, Ascension Island Frigatebird, Ascension Island Frigate-bird
English, HBW: Ascension Frigatebird
English (IOC): Ascension Frigatebird
English (United States): Ascension Frigatebird
Esperanto: Agla fregato, Aglofregato
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
Friulian: acuile di mâr
Irish: Frigéad iolair
Gaelic: Eun-Chogaidh
Galician: Rabiforcado, Rabiforcado da Ascensión
Hebrew: פריגט אסנשן, פריגט נהדר
Croatian: asensionski brzan
Hungarian: ascensioni fregattmadár, Ascension-szigeti fregattmadár
Icelandic: Arnfreigáti, Freigátufugl
Italian: Fregata aquila, Fregata di Ascension
Japanese (romaji): mesugurogunkandori
Japanese: メスグログンカンドリ
Scientific: Fregata aquila, Pelecanus Aquilus
Lithuanian: Erelinė fregata, Ežerinė fregata
Latvian: Debesbraukšanas salas fregatputns
Dutch: Ascensionfregatvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Ascensionfregattfugl
Norwegian: Ascensionfregattfugl, Praktfregattfugl
Polish: fregata orla
Portuguese: Fragata-comum, fragata-de-ascenção, Tesourão-da-ascensão, Tesourão-de-ascensão
Portuguese (Brazil): fragata-de-ascenção, Tesourão
Portuguese (Portugal): fragata-de-ascensão, Rabiforcado-de-ascensão
Rhaeto-Romance: Fregat evla
Romanian: Fregată acvilă
Russian: Вознесенский фрегат, Фрегат острова Вознесения
Slovak: fregata orlia
Slovenian: lepa burnica
Serbian: Fregata sa ostrva Asension
Swedish: Ascensionfregattfågel, Praktfregattfågel
Turkish: Asensiyon Fregatkuşu, Asensiyon Fregatkuşu, Kartalsı fregatkuşu
Ukrainian: Фрегат вознесенський
Chinese: 阿岛军舰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 亞欣森軍艦鳥

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