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I've seen enough movies to know this is where the treasure is hidden. ☠ A little island covered in Frigate Birds in Los Haitises National Park. .
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Magnificent frigatebird
Tijereta
Fregata magnificens
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The magnificent frigatebird lives along American, tropical coastlines, but they are especially common in the Caribbean islands, the west coast of Mexico, southern Florida, and the Gulf Coast.
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In the Dominican Republic, it can be found all along the coast. In Saona Island and San Lorenzo Bay are big colonies that use the mangroves and low-lying vegetation to build their nests, and you'll see them soaring in the sky with bearly any wing movement.
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This species is sexually dimorphic, meaning that males and females have different outward appearances. In this case, both sexes have black plumage but the males have a large, red, gular sac, as you can see in the picture, that they use to attract the ladies. These sacs, when inflated, can get so large that they obscure the bird's head!
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Other names that these birds have are Man-o'-War and Pirates of the Sea, and with good reason because one of their hunting techniques is kleptoparasitism. They chase and catch other birds by the tail feathers, shaking them until the victim is forced to disgorge their food, which these pirates catch in mid air. Pretty mean but cool at the same time, right? .
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This gorgeous pirate is our #birdoftheweek, if there's a bird that you're interested in for next week, just let me know in the comments!
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Nurse sharks and tarpon and frigate birds oh my! My parent’s Saturday morning was much more interesting than mine 😂. #littlecayman #caymanislands #swissfamilyrobinson #islandlife #frigatebird #nurseshark #tarpontime #conservationiskey #myparentsarecoolerthanme

Great frigate bird adult single male, #galapagosislands #galapagosbirds #frigatebird

Great Frigate Bird in the Galapagos who’s somehow getting squished by his own sac! #galapagosislands #frigatebird

Parabéns e muuuito obrigado pelo desenho @stellecardoso!! Ficou show! 😁😁

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