Extremely rare vagrant. This is a wandering pelagic species, rarely reaching the Gulf and very similar to the Great Frigatebird which is rarely recorded in southern Arabia
Where in Kuwait
Kuwait’s only record is one at Port Zour in mid April 2008.
In the world
Major breeding populations of the Lesser Frigatebird are found in tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Outside the breeding season it is sedentary, with immature and non-breeding individuals dispering throughout tropical seas, especially of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It feeds mainly on fish (especially flying-fish) and squid, but also on seabird eggs and chicks, carrion and fish scraps.
The global population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and unsustainable levels of exploitation.