frigate bird


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  • noun

Synonyms for frigate bird

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

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In mating season, from September to April, the male frigate bird displays a huge red breast to attract a female mate.
They keep a watchful eye on the large frigate birds hovering overhead, which have a piratical habit of stealing other birds' catch.
A A corsair ship B A dish made from salt cod C A frigate bird D A marine creature QUESTION 6 - for 6 points: Which fruit bears the same name as a French town and a South African river?
Both frigate bird species were regularly seen patrolling over the island in December, with more than 20 individuals being seen together on a number of occasions.
Once owned and operated by a single sugar producing English family, the Godringtons, Barbuda today is a world heritage protected frigate bird sanctuary.
If birding is more your style, come during the mating season (Feb to Apr) of the Frigate Bird.
After the frigate bird they spent a long time looking at iguanas.
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.
the frigate bird is one of the more colourful inhabitants of the Galapagos islands
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.