Great FrigatebirdFregata minor palmerstoni / Iwa
Facts About Great Frigatebird
- Lacking the ability to take off from water, frigatebirds snatch prey from the ocean surface using their long, hooked bills. Prey primarily consists of fish and squid. Juveniles and adults often obtain food by piracy from boobies, tropicbirds, and shearwaters. Frigatebirds often supplement their diet by this type of harassment.
- Life Span
- 30 years
- Length: 86-100 cm (34-40 in); wingspan: 206-230 cm (81-91 in)
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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2013