Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila


Ashmole, N. P.; Ashmole, M. J.; Simmons, K. E. L. 1994. Seabird conservation and feral cats on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. In: Nettleship, D.N.; Burger, J.; Gochfeld, M. (ed.), Seabirds on islands: threats, case studies, and action plans, pp. 94-121. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Orta, J. 1992. Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 280-289. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Orta, J., Christie, D.A., Garcia, E.F.J., Jutglar, F. & Boesman, P. 2018. Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona Available at: (Accessed: 10 August 2018).

Pickup, A. R. 1998. Ascension Island Management Plan.

Pitches, A. 2013. Frigatebirds return to nest on Ascension Island. British Birds 106(1): 4.

Ratcliffe, N. 1999. Seabirds on Ascension Island. World Birdwatch 21: 16-18.

Ratcliffe, N., Pelembe, T., White, R. 2008. Resolving the population status of Ascension Frigatebird Fregata aquila using a 'virtual ecologist' model . Ibis 150(2): 300-306.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Fregata aquila. Downloaded from on 31/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/05/2020.