Frigate birds which are known for their 6 foot long wings can stay in the air for a long time. If you have been on airplane, you could definitely have seen one. So let us have a look at this bird’s life which is quite interesting.
These are aquatic birds with a difference. Because their wings are water proof it is not easy for them to rest on the sea. A male bird attracts females by inflating their throats. They are good in stealing food from the other birds. Most of the birds spend their day in hunting food. Their major foods are fish and squid. These birds are mostly found in tropical regions. They have a striking resemblance of pelican. Most of the birds color is black with some having a slight brownish shade. The frigate bird builds their nests in low trees or on the island grounds.
Even though Frigate birds have a unique body and flying ability, these Frigate birds are not able to walk or swim like other birds. The major enemy of this bird is none other than humans!. The other enemies include rats and cats. Female frigate bird lay only a single egg once in a couple of years. The male frigate bird will not stay long with the female frigate bird and the chick
These frigate birds spend most of their time in the sea and because of it the major characteristics are still unclear. These birds can fly at around 12000 meters high, studies say. These are the only birds that directly go to the cloud and stays for a long time without a single wing flap. Their unusual bodies are a blessing to them. This bird beats all the other birds record when it comes to the wing surface area.
Have you come across the frigate anywhere?
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