Galapagos Species Checklist

Fregata minor Gmelin, 1789

fragata común, Great Frigatebird

Fregata minor Genovesa Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2008.
Fregata minor Genovesa Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2008.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Aves

Order
Suliformes

Family
Fregatidae

Genus
Fregata

Species
minor

Taxon category: Accepted

Status

Least concern

Ecology

Feeding type: Piscivorous

Trophic role: Carnivorous

Reproduction mode: Exclusively sexual

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Gardner-by-Floreana, Española, Tortuga Islet, Cuatro Hermanos, San Cristóbal, (Pitt Islet and Pitt Point), Genovesa, Darwin, Wolf and Daphne Major.

References

  • Wiedenfeld, D.A. (2006) Aves, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Check List 2006 2(2): 1-27.
  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Milstead, B., Márquez, C., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P., Llerena, A., et al. (2007) Galapagos vertebrates: endangered status and conservation actions. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 104–110.
  • Swash, A. Still, R. (2000) Birds, mammals, and reptiles of the Galapagos Islands, an identification guide. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 168 pp.
  • Harris, M.P. (1973) The Galápagos avifauna. Condor 75(3): 265-278.
  • Castro, I. Phillips, A. (1996) A Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos Islands. Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd., London.
  • Swarth, H.S. (1931) The Avifauna of the Galapagos Islands. Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 18: 1-299.
  • Padilla, L.R. Whiteman, N.K., Merkel, J., Huyvaert, K.P. & Parker, P.G. (2006) Health assessment of seabirds on Isla Genovesa, Galápagos Islands. Ornithological Monographs 60: 86-97.
  • Hickin, N. (1979) Animal life of the Galapagos. Ferundune Books, Faringdon, U.K., 236 pp.
  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2015.

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