Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)

Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) - HBW 1, p. 372

French: Frégate aigle de mer German: Adlerfregattvogel Spanish: Rabihorcado de Ascensión

Taxonomy: Pelecanus Aquilus Linnaeus, 1758, Ascension Island.
Formerly included all four larger species of genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Ascension I, S Atlantic, and surrounding waters; now breeds only on adjoining Boatswainbird Islet.

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