Possible Christmas Island Frigatebird currently in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Subject: Possible Christmas Island Frigatebird currently in Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:09:46 +0000
Dear David and Birding-Aus,

For the past 4 days, this Frigatebird (photos attached) has been flying
over our beach in Kendwa, Zanzibar, Tanzania (Northwest coast of Zanzibar
Island).  Photos taken of moving bird from moving boat, so not great.  I
am a beginner birder, however local experts in our Birding Tanzania group
together with other posts I have followed with your comments on
Frigatebird identification lead us to believe it may be a Christmas Island
Frigatebird?  Local experts say there may have been one previous sighting
in our region, but no photos.

Could you confirm if this is the Christmas Island Frigatebird?  If so, is
it normal to be found this far away from Christmas Island (more than 7,300
kilometers)?  If it is here again today, I will try to get better photos
from land.

Thank you kindly for your assistance.

Warm regards,

Tammy Holter
PADI Instructor #633748
Scuba Do Zanzibar
+255 773 888 291


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