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All species of frigatebirds, including the Great Frigatebird have the greatest wing area in proportion to their weight [1] [note A], they weight 2¼-3¼ lbs [2].

Diomedea exulans - SE Tasmania

The Wandering Albatross is the largest flying bird with a wingspan of 9¾ feet (3 m) [2].

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The Northern Fulmar

Fregata magnificens -Galapagos, Ecuador -male-8 (1)

Magnificent Frigatebird is similar to the Great Frigatebird in weighing 2¼-3 lbs [1] and possibly has the greatest wing area in proportion to their weight as well [1].

The distance between when wingtips are fully extended [3].

Example

References

^A The book mentions "frigatebirds" which could mean any species.

  1. ^ a b c Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 
  2. ^ a b Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  3. ^ Clark, William S.; Brian K. Wheeler (2011). Hawks of North America, 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 12. ISBN 0395670675.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help);
  4. ^ a b c d Dunn, Jon L. and Alderfer, Jonathan (2011). National Geographic Guide to the Birds of North America. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 
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