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:

Linda said...

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

Gary said...

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

Carletta said...

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! :)

Rohrerbot said...

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

heyBJK said...

Beautiful birds! I love the shape of their wings!

TexWisGirl said...

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

Barb said...

Fantastic shots of this beautiful bird!

caite said...

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

mick said...

Definitely Magnificent! Great photos.

Jean said...

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

NatureStop said...

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

Shantana

HansHB said...

Great shots! Your post is perfect for WBW!

Nature Rambles said...

So lovely to see these birds in flight!!

siga said...

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

Mary Howell Cromer said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

rainfield61 said...

I have not seen them in books.

They are cool.

Happyone said...

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

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic flight shots. What a great silhouette they make.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Amila Kanchana said...

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

Phil said...

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.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Denise said...

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

Chris said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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.

Tiago Braga said...

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

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful flight shots!

Rambling Woods said...

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

craftcrazygran said...

Great photos!

Stewart M said...

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

Stewart M - Australia

jane said...

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

Leora said...

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

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds in flight!

Caroline Gill said...

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

Libby said...

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

Johanna Lyn P. Malicad said...

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. :)

Icy BC said...

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

Dave said...

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

Gattina said...

These pictures are absolutely great !

Larry said...

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

Kathie Brown said...

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