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Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)

Christmas Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) - HBW 1, p. 373

French: Frégate d'Andrews German: Weißbauch Fregattvogel Spanish: Rabihorcado de la Christmas
Other common names: Andrews' Frigatebird

Taxonomy: Fregata andrewsi Mathews, 1914, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean.
Formerly included in F. aquila. Monotypic.

Distribution: Only known to breed on Christmas I, E Indian Ocean; feeds in surrounding ocean and disperses widely. Said to breed on Anambas Is, E of Malay Peninsula, but good evidence lacking.

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