GREATER FRIGATEBIRD FACTS
The Greater Frigatebird is a large dark coloured bird with long wings and forked tail. It has slender hooked beak and small feet. The male is all black. The female has white breast. Breeding males have a red throat sac that can be blown up to balloon size. When deflated this appears as a red patch on the neck.
Man-o-war Bird, Sea Hawk
90-100cm. Wing span 2.1m
tropical and subtropical coastline
fish, squid, crustaceans, young of other birds
nest is platform of sticks in tree or shrub. Lays 2 white eggs.
Tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Breeds in Coral Sea on outer Great Barrier Reef. May be seen on Great Barrier Reef islands.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Greater Frigatebird|
Relatives in same Genus
Lesser Frigatebird (F. ariel)