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Temporal range: Early Eocene to present 50–present Ma
Male magnificent frigatebird
(Fregata magnificens)
displaying gular pouch, Galápagos Islands.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Fregatidae
Degland & Gerbe, 1867
Genus: Fregata
Lacépède, 1799
Type species
Pelecanus aquilus (Ascension frigatebird)
Linnaeus, 1758
Range map

The Frigatebirds are a family of seabirds. In Latin, the family is called Fregatidae. There are five different species; all are classified in the genus Fregata. They occur in tropical and subtropical regions. The birds are adapted to a life at sea. The wingspan is between 175 centimetres (69 in) and 255 centimetres (100 in).