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Fregatidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Fregatidae is a member of the Superfamily Fregatoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Fregatidae:

The Family Fregatidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Fregata

The frigatebirds are a family, Fregatidae, of seabirds. There are five species in the single genus Fregata. They are also sometimes called Man of War birds or Pirate birds. Since they are related to the pelicans, the term "frigate pelican" is also a name applied to them. They have long wings, tails and bills and the males have a red gular pouch that is inflated during the breeding season to attract a mate. [more]

Fregeta

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Limnofregata

Volgavis

More info about the Genus Volgavis may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 19:31:50