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Great frigatebird Fregata minor ridgewayi (males)


Status: Native
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004
Male great frigatebirds can be distinguished from male magnificent frigatebirds by their calls and the greenish irridescence of the feathers on their backs.


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Great frigatebird Fregata minor ridgewayi (females)


Status: Native
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004
Female great frigatebirds can be distinguished from femmale magnificent frigatebirds by the presence of white feathers on their throats and their red eye-rings.