Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor ridgwayi)

The male great frigatebird (Fregata minor ridgwayi) is less extravagant outside the breeding season when the red pouch is deflated.

It’s difficult to tell the the Great and Magnificent Frigatebird apart except on close range. The great hrigatebird has a green iridescense in the back feathers, while the magnificent has a purple. The great frigatebird also has a brown color on the edge of the primary coverts.

It sounds like this:


Last updated on 30 June 2024