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| width=650 rowspan=7 | The Magnificent Frigatebird was sometimes previously known as Man O'War or Man of War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.
 
| width=650 rowspan=7 | The Magnificent Frigatebird was sometimes previously known as Man O'War or Man of War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.
 
It is widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in trees in Florida, the Caribbean and Cape Verde Islands. It also breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galápagos Islands.
 
It is widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in trees in Florida, the Caribbean and Cape Verde Islands. It also breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galápagos Islands.
The Magnificent Frigatebird is 100 cm (39 inches) long with a 215 cm (85 inch) wingspan. Males are all-black with a scarlet throat pouch that is inflated like a balloon in the breeding season. Although the feathers are black, the scapular feathers produce a purple iridescence when they reflect sunlight (in contrast the male Great Frigatebird has a green sheen).
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For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_Frigatebird Wikipedia entry].
<br />For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_Frigatebird Wikipedia entry].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 07:26, 4 April 2014

phylum Chordata The Magnificent Frigatebird was sometimes previously known as Man O'War or Man of War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.

It is widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in trees in Florida, the Caribbean and Cape Verde Islands. It also breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galápagos Islands. For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Suliformes
family Fregatidae
genus Fregata
species F. magnificens