Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel


Borsa, P.; Pandolfi, M.; Andréfouët, S.; Bretagnolle, V. 2010. Breeding avifauna of the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea: current population sizes, trends, and threats. Pacific Science 64(2): 297-314.

Congdon, B.C. and Preker, M. 2004. Sex-specific chick provisioning and kleptoparasitism in the least frigatebird, Fregata ariel. Emu 104(4): 347-351.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Sargatal, J. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Olson, S.L. 2017. Species Rank For the Critically Endangered Atlantic Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata trinitatis). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(4): 661-675.

Orta, J., Garcia, E.F.J., Kirwan, G.M., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. 2018. Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel). 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: 14 June 2018).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Fregata ariel. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.