Mar 13 2011

He’s trying to impress her

Published by at 7:33 am under Beyond Bounds


Here’s a courtship display we will never see in Pennsylvania.

This is a magnificent frigatebird, a sea bird who inflates the bald patch on his throat to impress his lady.

What do you think? Will she fall for it?

(photo in the public domain by E. Kirdler of U.S. Fish and Wildlife.  Click on the photo to see the original.)

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  1. Heatheron 14 Mar 2011 at 11:35 am

    Would love to see one of these birds.

    With a wingspan of 85 to 91 inches, it would really be something to see!

    http://animals.jrank.org/pages/441/Frigatebirds-Fregatidae-MAGNIFICENT-FRIGATEBIRD-Fregata-magnificens-SPECIES-ACCOUNT.html

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