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Magnificent Frigatebird

(Fregata magnificens)

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Large, black seabird with long, narrow, pointed wings, long, forked tail, and long gray bill with down-curved tip; male with reddish throat patch; female with white belly; immature bird has white head and belly; to 90cm (3ft); wingspan to 2m (6ft). (Zopilote de Mar, Tijereta de Mar, Rabihorcado Magno, Fragata)


Marine habitat, Caribbean and Pacific coasts; found along shores and around islands; often seen soaring high over coastal areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Costa Rica