Other Names: Man O'War (obsolete)
Distribution: tropical coasts and shallow seas of the Americas.
Size: 97-102 cm in length with a 220-235 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults are black with very long, narrow, pointed wings, a deeply forked tail, and a long hooked bill. Males have a brilliant red throat pouch in the breeding season, which it inflates to a huge size during courtship. Females have a white breast. Juveniles have white heads and undersides. The legs are gray and the eyes are black.