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Family Fregatidae

HAWAII

Fregata minor

Male Great Frigate, Midway
Male Great Frigate, Midway

Male, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll

 

Haleiwa, Oahu

Haleiwa, Oahu

 

Female, Frigate Point, Midway Atoll

Male, Frigate Point, Midway Atoll

GREAT FRIGATEBIRD    'IWA

Common around the Hawaiian Islands typically soaring high above the sea surface.  Unable to get wet, they feed by stealing prey from other birds and raiding nests.  Males inflate a large red throat pouch during courtship.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet