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Lesser Frigatebird
Fregata ariel
Bird Family :"Frigatebirds"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 81cm. Seen over beaches on the mainland and Magnetic Island, often during stormy weather. Attacks other seabirds to steal their food.
Typical Habitat :Tropical seas.
Distribution :Locally abundant in north-eastern coast.
Migration :Nomadic. Often seen on the reef. Main breeding season, April to June.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (4)  ..   observations (1)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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