Frigatebirds

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Frigatebirds

Frigatebirds

Why They're Cool: This large sea bird is best known for the male's vibrant red throat pouch, which balloons dramatically to attract a mate during breeding season (typically during March and April, but breeding can occur throughout the year). Females are distinguished by their black and white coloring. It's common to see frigatebirds wheeling overhead while at sea; they may even alight in your ship's rigging to rest.

Where to See Them: Throughout the islands; the main nesting colonies are on Genovesa and North Seymour