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: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:32:34 +0000
Hi Tammy, thanks for your email. I'm just on the road at present but I'll have 
a close look at your frigatebird photos shortly and get back to you with my 
David James

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> On 24 Jan 2017, at 16:09,  wrote:
> 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
> _______________________
> Tammy Holter
> PADI Instructor #633748
> Scuba Do Zanzibar
> +255 773 888 291
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