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Magnificent frigatebird Fregata magnificens magnificens (male)


Status: Native
Island: North Seymour
Location: Short loop trail
Year: 2004
Male magnificent frigatebirds can be distinguished from male great frigatebirds by their calls and the purplish irridescence of the feathers on their backs.


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Magnificent frigatebird Fregata magnificens magnificens (female)


Status: Native
Island: North Seymour
Location: Short loop trail
Year: 2004
Female magnificent frigatebirds have black throats and lack eye-rings.


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Magnificent frigatebird Fregata magnificens magnificens (juvenile and chick)


Status: Native
Island: North Seymour
Location: Short loop trail
Year: 2004
Juvenile magnificent frigatebirds have white heads.