Magnificent Frigatebird

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(Fregata magnificens)

Magnificent Frigatebird can be found over water in south Florida out to the Keys and Dry Tortugas, and also seasonally along the gulf coast.  It is a graceful and tireless flyer and can stay aloft for days without landing.  Males have a distinctive red “gular” throat pouch which can be enormousely inflated for courting display.

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