All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Magnificent Frigatebird</strong>
<em>Fregata magnificens</em>
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

This male and white-breasted juvenile were flying quite high, so this was the best photo I could get. The male's red pouch is just barely visib...
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 15, 2009

This male and white-breasted juvenile were flying quite high, so this was the best photo I could get. The male's red pouch is just barely visible under his beak. During mating rituals, he will inflate the pouch to impress the females. These fish-eating birds have a very distinctive profile, so they are easy to identify even flying high in the sky.

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