Hi all,
Sorry for the delay in replying to your requests for help. In my opinion this is a Great Frigatebird, most likely of the western Indian Ocean subspecies Fregata minor aldabrensis. An illustrated explanation of my reasons is attached in a word document. Cheers,David James,Sydney ==============================

From: Friedemann Vetter <>
To: Neil and Liz Baker <>
Cc: “” <>; David James <>; Jeff Davies <>; Steve Clark <>
Sent: Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:27
Subject: Re: Frigatebird

Hi All, 
Any news regarding the Tammy-Frigatebird? :)
Am 11.02.2017 um 13:18 schrieb Neil and Liz Baker <>:

we too are on tender hooks. will of course keep you in any loops.
Neil Neil and Liz Baker, Tanzania Bird Atlas, P.O. Box 396, Iringa, Tanzania.Mobiles: +255 753-513603 and +255 784-834273.
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On Saturday, 11 February 2017, 10:47, “” <> wrote:

Hi David, Neil and all,

Thank you for keeping me in the loop as I am really curious to know the
species.  The Frigatebird was last seen here on the Northwest coast of
Zanzibar a week ago – so I had sightings daily between the 20th January
and the 4th of February.  Very grateful for Friedemann’s visit and
photographs to document the sighting. Looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards,

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