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Fregata magnificens female | by Ernesto Uribe
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Fregata magnificens female

The Frigate (Fregata magnificens L) is also known as Man-o'-War or Weather bird. Relatives of the pelicans, the male is glossy black. To attract females, he blows up his scarlet throat. The females have white breasts. Frigates weigh about three pounds, have a wing span of eight (8) feet, a deeply forked tail and fly about 22 miles per hour (mph).

Source: Caribbeanedu.com

 

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Taken on December 27, 2012