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Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens

Description:

The Magnificent Frigatebird is 100 cm (39 inches) long with a 215 cm (85 inch) wingspan. Males are all black with a scarlet throat pouch which is inflated like a balloon in the breeding season. Although the feathers are black, the scapular feathers produce a purple iridescence when they reflect sunlight.

Habitat:

Over the ocean

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Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
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