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Bird Island


Make Nikon F90
Lens Nikkor AF 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G  
Exposure 1/320 s, 1/5.6, ISO not available 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Arielfregattvogel Dutch  Kleine Fregatvogel
Italian  Fregata minore Spanish  Rabihorcado Chico


This frigatebird has a small white patch extending from flank to the axillaries. These white armpits identify the uncommon Lesser Frigatebird (also named Ariel, after its latin name). In addition the white head indicates this is an immature bird.


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Lesser Frigatebird imm
Fregata ariel
Frégate ariel

Jean-Michel PAULUS