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Christmas Island Frigatebird, female, Jakarta Bay, Jakarta, Java, Fregata andrewsi, | by Graham Ekins
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Christmas Island Frigatebird, female, Jakarta Bay, Jakarta, Java, Fregata andrewsi,

Christmas Island Frigatebird was a species I had always wanted to see having missed them in places like peninsular Thailand. I was therefore delighted to see several in Jakarta Bay where a number spend the non-breeding season. This is the best place in the World to see them as getting to Christmas Island where they breed is a real challenge. This female was sitting on a fishing post alongside several lesser Frigatebirds and so provided a great comparison. I took this image on the 13th September 2018. This species is considered by IUCN as Critically Endangered. This was my last Frigatebird and so I was delighted.

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Uploaded on December 11, 2018