Female Magnificent Frigatebird looking for galley scraps at sea in the
Galapagos Islands. Photo copyright of Angus Wilson©, 1992.
Howell (1994) has published a very
detailed review of the relatively difficult separation of juvenile and
adult Magnificant and Great Frigatebirds.
Where and When
Occurs on both coasts of the Americas from Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida to northern South America.
here to view a range map for the Caribbean and central America.
Photographs on the web
of adults Taken in May at the Rebecca Shoales, Florida by Jerry R.
Howell, S.N.G. (1994) Magnificent
and Great Frigatebirds in the eastern Pacific: a new look at an old problem.
Birding 26(6): p400-415.