Magnificent Frigatebird

Other Names: Man O'War (obsolete)

Distribution: tropical coasts and shallow seas of the Americas.

Description:

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.

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Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
florida
georgia
gulf coast
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nevada
new foundland
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
streaks
tailstripes
Sounds
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
flats
Color
sheen
black
brown
rust
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
small
Order
frigatebirds - fregatidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern