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FAMILIES OF NATURE ;Magnificent Frigatebird 06 July, 2020   

They are found across all tropical and sub-tropical ocean.Their wings are long and pointed and can span up to 2.3 metres (7.5 ft) ,the largest wing area to body weight ratio of any bird.THEY HAVE RED THROAT WHICH MAKE THEM ATTRACTIVE IN LOOK .


The MAN-O-WAR BIRD (called by english) ias about the bigness of a kite,and in shape like it but black and the neck is red.


The birds makes a shallow PLATFORM NEST on top of both trees and on island and cays with MANGROVES.The breeding period of the bird is exceptionally long.Males and females incubate the eggs for around 56 days and once hatched,chicks don't leave the nest until they are about 167 days old.even after they leave nest ,females continue to feed until they are one year old .

  

The Magnificent bird feeds mainly on fish,siquid, jellyfish and crustaceans.


The magnificent frigatebird is a seabird of the frigatebird family fregatidate .They have some interesting facts are mentioned following 


  • The oldest known magnificent frigatebird was at least 19 years ,9 month old. 
  • The frigatebird is sometimes called "man-o-war-bird"because it harasses other birds until they regurgitate recently captured food.
  • The magnificent frigatebird spends most of its life flying effortlessly over the ocean because unlike other sea -birds its lacks waterproof feathers .
  • Males have a bright red pouch on the throat ,which they inflate like a balloon to attract females.Females unlike most other seabirds look different than males their white chest .

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