Magnificent Frigatebird

@RasmaSandra (43004)
Daytona Beach, Florida
June 9, 2021 6:20pm CST
What are frigatebirds? They are amazing birds that can be found all over the world along tropical and semitropical coasts and islands. These birds have a nearly two and a half metres wingspan and can fly as high as 2,500 meters above sea level. At times these birds are referred to as "man-o-war" birds since they like to attack other birds while they are in flight and attempt to steal food from other birds. What really makes these birds different is that the male's birds have a big red icon on their chests. The males inflate the sac when they want to attract a mate. Once they have mated the female has a single egg that both parents incubate. These birds don't flap their wings instead they soar or glide and will grab a fish from the surface of the water beneath. These birds are known to soar over tropical and subtropical ocean throughout the Americas.
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@CarolDM (138727)
• United States
9 Jun
What a show off! Love this bird.
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@RasmaSandra (43004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
@CarolDM with all the red the male is really impressive,
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@CarolDM (138727)
• United States
9 Jun
@RasmaSandra The things males will do to attract the females.
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@Dena91 (13887)
• United States
10 Jun
What a beautiful bird.
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@kaylachan (21327)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Jun
That's kind of cool.
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@ladyhero (3612)
• Indonesia
11 Jun
The red color is very bright, looks dashing, I've never seen it in person it's really beautiful
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@shaggin (56705)
• United States
10 Jun
Wow such a colorful chest the male has. He looks so odd all puffed up that way.
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@just4him (245879)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun
He's a beautiful bird.
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• United States
10 Jun
Beautiful bird and interesting that it soars rather than typical flying
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@RebeccasFarm (33588)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 Jun
I saw him on a docu once
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@LindaOHio (68165)
• United States
10 Jun
A beautiful bird. I wonder if the female is all black?
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@rebelann (85750)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jun
They are pretty birds, I've never seen one except in pictures.
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@Daelii (5757)
• United States
10 Jun
oh wow! I had to look that up thinking that seemed crazy for a wingspan! Sure enough they can be that big yet weigh less than 4 lbs!
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@JimBo452020 (50983)
• Montrose, Scotland
10 Jun
OK One word Wow.
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@divalounger (4262)
• United States
10 Jun
Wow! What an interesting bird!