Fregata minor (Great frigatebird), 1963-1968

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The black-and-white photographs were taken as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1963-1968. The photographs depict Great frigatebirds displaying, fanning, and roosting. They also depict nestlings and young. Brief captions are included on the reverse of the photographs. Photographs were taken by A. B. Amerson, R. Chandler, R. B. Clapp, V. Kleen, and P. C. Shelton. Photographs were taken on French Frigate Shoals, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Layson Island, Lisianski Island, McKean Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef, and Taongi Atoll.

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  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Lisianski Island
  • Laysan Island
  • Marshall Islands
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Jarvis Island
  • Howland Island
  • Taongi


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

28 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 230 Folder 18