Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Saturday, February 12, 2005


The eyering of a female Great Frigatebird is red in color. The bird lays a single egg in a nest of twigs, always in a tree or bush. The frigate reproduces every 2 years. It always returns to the same nesting site to lay its egg. This is an "offshore feeder", flying far away from the shores to catch fish. Thus it avoids competition with the Magnificent Frigatebird. The bird also preys on turtle eggs and recently hatched young.

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