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Great frigatebird - Fregata minor ridgwayi - male


Island: Genovesa
Location: Prince Phillip's Steps
Year: 2000

A fully inflated male occupies a nesting site and waits to be chosen by a passing female.

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Male


Island: Genovesa
Location: Prince Phillip's Steps
Year: 2000

Whereas female and juvenile great and magnificent frigatebirds are readily distinguishable, males are similar. they can be distinguished by their calls and by the color of the irridescence on their backs - greenish for great frigatebirds and purplish for magnificent.

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Female


Island: Genovesa
Location: Prince Phillip's Steps
Year: 2000
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Great frigatebird - Fregata minor ridgwayi - juvenile


Island: North Seymour
Location: Near west shore
Year: 2002

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