Monday, March 16, 2009

Puerto Rico Birds: Frigates

They're called Magnificent Frigates and they patrol the waters in the Caribbean.  We often see them cruising in front of the villa.  One of the sexes has a red pouch underneath their neck.

Their wing span can reach about 8 feet.  They float in the air.  I've seen them pull large fish out the water and steal fish from sea gulls.


I don't think they nest anywhere around here.  

They're beautiful, and I love watching them.  They're bad swimmers and walkers, but boy can they fly.  WikiPedia says they can fly for a week without landing.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great PICs and excellent footage, keep up the good work.

Alex