frigate bird

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

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"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.
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. Fascinatingly, Tioman said to be the final resting place of a fabled dragon princess who had turned herself into an island in the South China Sea.
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 day's game plan works for the Oaklands team, finding unpredictable birds like the frigate bird but they don't falter in identifying it ("seven-foot wingspan," "forked swallow's tail").
Today's albatross and frigate bird, with their large wingspans and cumbersome mass, need breezy lift assists to become airborne, yet both travel long distances over oceanic expanses with a minimum of wing flapping.
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.
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.
ANSWERS: 1 Rex Harrison; 2 Jamaica; 3 The Central Criminal Court; 4 Fijian; 5 Black, yellow and red; 6 The frigate bird; 7 Veal; 8 The Yangtze; 9 Justin Lee Collins; 10 Jacques Cousteau.
Almost devoid of inhabitants - there are only 1,500 Barbudans - it is famed for its pink beaches and frigate bird colony.
Some days in the Bahamas, we're running all over the ocean, and then I find that one frigate bird that makes my day!"