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- Fregata minor
Photo by Robert Davis
Widespread tropical Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Accidental to the United States with records in Oklahoma and off the coast of California.
Five subspecies are recognized:
- F.m. palmerstoni - Breeds islands in w. and central Pacific
- F.m. ridgwayi - Breeds e. Pacific on Revillagigedo, Cocos and Galapagos Islands
- F.m. nicolli - Breeds Tinidade Is. and Martin Vaz Is.; ranges to Brazil
- F.m. aldabrensis - Breeds w. Indian Ocean on Aldabra and adjacent islands
- F.m. minor - Cocos and Christmas Is. (Indian Ocean); Paracel Is. (S. China Sea)
- Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
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