frigate bird

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Synonyms for frigate bird

long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail

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Another frigate bird came around, hovering over the wreck.
What would be terrible is if the DPRK (North Korea) re-enacted Operation Frigate Bird or the fourth Chinese nuclear test and did a two-in-one," said Jeffrey Lewis of the California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
The resort has offered tours to Frigate Bird Sanctuary by boat, Darby's Sink Hole or Spanish Point; as well as adventure activities such as horseback riding, game hunting, kayaking and snorkelling for guests keen on adventure getaways.
I went to Antigua in search of two specific species: the elusive frigate bird and a spectacular variety that delights in the name, scaly-breasted thrasher.
Tioman has quite a few protected species of mammals, including the binturong, long-tailed macaque, slow loris, black giant squirrel, red giant flying squirrel, mouse deer, brush-tailed porcupine, and common palm civet, from a total of 45 species of mammals and 138 species of birds, including the majestic frigate bird.
round the frigate bird the unendurable heat is stirred/
It is thought that these carvings may represent the wings of a frigate bird in flight.
And just as they had decided they had ticked off everything they could expect to see at the ferry, there was a juvenile magnificent frigate bird.
Moreover, the frigate bird cannot land on water and become airborne again, but must roost either on land or the mast of a ship, and use the wind for a take-off assist.
No one can be sure how Man-O-War acquired its name, but it is thought to derive from either the British Man-O-War frigates which were wrecked on local reefs or the Man-O-War frigate bird which once nested on the island.
Enjoy an excursion to the world's largest frigate bird sanctuary, located in the Codrington Lagoon National Park and reachable only by boat.
A frigate bird swooping down to the surface should get a dolphin angler's adrenaline flowing.
Barbuda is famed for having one of the largest frigate bird colonies in the world and the Prince was given an extensive boat tour of their breeding grounds.
Almost devoid of inhabitants - there are only 1,500 Barbudans - it is famed for its pink beaches and frigate bird colony.
Egrets, herons, ducks and pelicans feed and roost along the shores, along with such rarely seen creatures as the frigate bird and booby.