Magnificent frigatebirds live along American, tropical coastlines. They breed as far north as 25 degrees north latitude in Mexico and Florida and as far south 27 degrees south latitude in Brazil. They are especially common in southern Florida, the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean islands and the west coast of Mexico.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )
- Diamond, A., E. Schreiber. 2002. Magnificent Frigatebird. The Birds of North America, 601: 1-24.
- Stefferud, A. 1966. Birds In Our Lives. Washington: United States Government Printing Office.