Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens 


Tarcoles area, Costa Rica:  2014:  January.


Some perched on a leafless tree, and others cruising round.   The male above has his red inflatable pouch visible here.

This image shows the distinctive forked tail.

Young birds have white heads and bellies, whereas the females have a dark head but white bellies. 

Very graceful in the air.

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