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Magnificent Frigatebirds

Fregata magnificens


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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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

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!

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Parroquia Santa Rosa, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

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

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