Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bird #45:Magnificent Frigatebird


Common Name:  Magnificent Frigatebird/ Man-o-war
Scientific Name: Fregata magnificens 
Description: 37-41 inches; wingspan 85 inches; forked tail; Male: glossy black; red throat pouch which it inflates during courtship. Female: blackish-brown; white belly patch. Juvenile: brownish-black; head and breast white.
Habitat: Coastal areas
Can be seen gliding over the South and West coast, feeding  it the water around the fish markets.
Magnificent Frigatebirds has the longest wingspan in proportion to body weight of any bird.