Definition of frigate bird in English:

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frigate bird



A predatory tropical seabird with dark plumage, long narrow wings, a deeply forked tail, and a long hooked bill. Also called man-of-war bird.
  • Family Fregatidae and genus Fregata: five species
Example sentences
  • The frigate bird waits on high and swoops when it spots a booby bird returning from sea with fish in its crop.
  • The primary symbol of the republic is the flag, which depicts a frigate bird over an ocean sunrise.
  • Other birds on the island include boobies, fairy terns, frigate birds, and a good-sized population of friendly ground doves, a species classed as internationally vulnerable.
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