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Magnificent Frigatebirds

Fregata magnificens

Description:

Male Magnificent Frigatebirds with their scarlet throat pouch in full display. They are competing for an arriving female (see video). Meanwhile, a juvenile Magnificent Frigatebirds is trying to ensure that the neighbouring male does not accidently push the juvenile off its nest during all the excitement.

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3 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Quite a video and story of courting!

What a great series of spottings! And the video is very illustrative. Thanks Jasmine!

JasmineJ
Spotted by
JasmineJ

Parroquia Santa Rosa, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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