area striata
Frigate birds

Frigate birds

Frigate birds are a very common view at the carribbean costs. With their small wings and th lang, forked tail, they are easy to recognise even from distance. Their feeding habits are pelagic. Frigatebirds often rob other seabirds of their catch, using their speed and manoeuvrability to outrun their victims. However, they are perfectly capable of catching fish, baby turtles and similar prey, snatching them up from flight.

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(c) Frieder Edelhäuser 2005