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    Author(s): Brain L Sullivan; Marshall J. Iliff; Peter L. Ralph; C. J. Ralph; Steven T. Kelling
    Date: 2007
    Source: North American Birds 61(4):540-545
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    This paper summarizes the occurrence and identification of California's first Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel), a subadult female photographed on 15 July 2007 at Lanphere Dunes near Arcata, Humboldt Country. This record is the fourth of this species for North America and the first in the eastern Pacific Ocean of the Western Hemisphere.

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    Sullivan, Brain L; Iliff, Marshall J.; Ralph, Peter L.; Ralph, C. J.; Kelling, Steven T. 2007. A lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel) in California: a first for the state and fourth for North America. North American Birds 61(4):540-545

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