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

<b>Magnificent Frigate Bird</b> adult male
"Zopilote de Mar" (sea vulture)
<em>Fregata magnificens</em> 
Quepos, Costa Rica
Feb. 28, 2011

Magnificent Frigate birds are the "pirates of the tropical skies", they will often steal fish from other se...
Magnificent Frigate Bird adult male
"Zopilote de Mar" (sea vulture)
Fregata magnificens
Quepos, Costa Rica
Feb. 28, 2011

Magnificent Frigate birds are the "pirates of the tropical skies", they will often steal fish from other sea birds.
We got a laugh when our Costa Rican guide, Willy, told us a man on one of his earlier trips thought he called this a "Freakin' Bird" with his thick Spanish accent! :)
It is too dark to see the red pouch under this bird's neck. Males enflate the pouch during mating displays to attract a female.

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