Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Magnificent Frigatebirds

I am linking up my Magnificent Bird with World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes




The Magnificent Frigatebirds are a common birds seen in the Caribbean. It is fun to watch them climb high in the thermals and then descend close to the sea. They feed mainly on fish and take their meals in flight never landing in the sea.



The females are black and have a white breast and the males are all black.




The juveniles have a white head and underparts.



We saw many of these Magnificent Frigatebirds in Curacao, they were also very common in Panama.

To see more beautiful birds check out Springman's World Bird Wednesday   and Nature Notes.
Thanks to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle the host of Nature Notes.

Thanks also for stopping by to see my post, I appreciate the visits. I hope everyone has a great week.

42 comments:

  1. They are magnificent! Love those shots of them flying overhead!

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  2. I find them amazing!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. I'm impressed that you were able to capture the male, female, and a juvie - very cool.
    Love that first shot!
    You certainly got a plethora of photos on that trip Eileen! :)

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  4. Magnificent!!!:) I love seeing this bird in the wild. So graceful from above....

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  5. Beautiful birds! I love the shape of their wings!

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  6. very cool! have seen them in books and that's it!

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  7. Fantastic shots of this beautiful bird!

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  8. For once he female gets to look prettier?nice...

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  9. Definitely Magnificent! Great photos.

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  10. Great flight shots Eileen!
    Thanks for including the interesting info about these cool birds.

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  11. Amazing birds!!!Thanks for sharing!Have a great day.

    Shantana

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  12. Great shots! Your post is perfect for WBW!

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  13. So lovely to see these birds in flight!!

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  14. Gosh, they look almost like Ptereodactyles !! The photos are worth poetry, so beautiful shots!

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  15. Really wonderful images and such fun to see the family together! I am so praying to soon do the same with the hawks;')~

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  16. Really beautiful, I would take a picture of them, but, alas..........

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  17. I have not seen them in books.

    They are cool.

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  18. What beautiful birds in flight. You did a great job capturing the male, female and juvenile to show us.

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  19. Fantastic flight shots. What a great silhouette they make.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  20. Very interesting,another new bird species for me, and great BiFs!

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  21. Great shots Eileen. The frigatebirds are one of my outstanding memories of Mexico Cancun and your pictures just brought those memories back to me. The sun, the turquoise sea and as you say frigatebirds everywhere.

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  22. Wonderful flight shots Eileen! I would love to see this bird.

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  23. what an awesome sight!! you captured them well in flight!!

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  24. All very cool photos, especially in flight. Such interesting looking birds. Thanks Eileen!

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  25. wow magnificent these fregate birds... Wonderful encounter and splendid shots Eileen!

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  26. suitable name for that bird. And you got amazing shots. I saw them in CostaRica. But not for long. Strangely the group I was in did not think they were interesting. I did not understand that.

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  27. great job with the birds, you have taken fantastic photos! weel done =) i love birds :P

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  28. They really are amazing and you got some equally amazing photos of them against that blue..blue sky.. thank you for linking up to Nature Notes Eileen...Michelle

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  29. Nice pictures of a great bird - although I think that they got their name because they beat up other birds!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  30. Wonderful shots and wonderful birds - about 2-3 years ago one of these birds was found quite local to where I live in the UK - it was exhausted and was rushed to a local wild life sanctuary but unfortunately it could not be saved - how sad

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  31. Love the one in the middle, with the white head, looking up - such graceful shot.

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  32. Fantastic shots of the birds in flight!

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  33. Those Frigate Birds are incredible! I see they are related to pelicans.

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  34. Great shots - I like the one of the juvenile by himself!

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  35. wow. so jealous of your nature trips! if i would be given the chance to travel and take shots of these amazing creatures, i'd surely do it! right now, i have to get good grades in school, soooo. :)

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  36. Wow...whoa..great capture of flying birds. They are fantastic looking birds.

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  37. I saw my first Magnificant Frigatebirds on a recent trip to Venezuela so can now appreciate your post- great stuff
    Dave

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  38. These pictures are absolutely great !

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  39. Super shots of the Magnificent Frigatebirds Eileen! That juvenile is very cool!

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  40. Eileen, it must have been amazing to see this bird species! Great shots! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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