Great frigatebirds are found in tropical waters globally. They occur between 25 degrees north and 25 degrees south. Nesting colonies are known from offshore islands throughout the tropical Pacific, western Atlantic, and south Indian oceans. Most of what is known about great frigatebirds is known from nesting colonies and there is little information about their range and movements outside of the breeding season. Males and females may occupy separate ranges outside of the breeding season. Great frigatebirds are considered sedentary, although individuals disperse from nesting areas to broader ranges when not breeding.
Biogeographic Regions: indian ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )