Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845)

Common Name: 
Lesser Frigatebird
Distribution: 

Occurs over tropical and subtropical waters across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as off the Atlantic coast of Brazil.

Ecological Notes: 

Prey upon fish taken in flight from the ocean's surface (often flying fish), and sometimes indulge in kleptoparasitism, harassing other birds to force them to regurgitate their food.

Additional Notes: 

This species rarely swims, has difficulty walking, but can manage to scramble around the trees and shrubs in which it nests. 

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia at Fregata ariel Accessed 29 July 2020.

Wikipedia. "Lesser Frigatebird." Last modified 7 May 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_frigatebird