C/S:   Magnificent Frigatebirds
    Fregata magnificens
Av. Size:   39 in (100 cm); 85 in (215 cm) wingspan
Identifying Characteristics:  

males - black with red throat pouch; females have black heads, white belly; immature birds have white head and belly

Range:   Florida, Caribbean Islands, Mexico through Central American and Caribbean, to Equador and the Galapagos Islands
Habitat:   coastal areas
Other Info/Notes on Photo:   male inflates patch during breeding season; these birds are often seen soaring
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