Fregata magnificens


Common Names: Magnificent frigatebird, man o'war, man of war
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Frigatebirds

The magnificent frigatebird is 39 inches long with an 85 inch wingspan. Males are all-black with a scarlet throat pouch that 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. Females are black, but have a white breast and lower neck sides, a brown band on the wings, and a blue eye-ring that is diagnostic of the female of the species. Immature birds have a white head and underparts.

Found near coastal areas.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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