The Frigate Bird
By Lanier Gordon
Frigate birds breed in mangrove cays on coral reefs. They also breed near trees and bushes that have berries. Frigate birds have been known to stay in the air for about a week and can be found on the coast when it is not breeding season.
- The frigate bird inflates its red throat sack when looking to mate.
- The frigate bird has a hooked bill, which allows it to dip its beak in the water and pull out food without having to land or get wet.
- A frigate bird has hollow bones so that the total body weight is reduced, and the bird will be able to fly even faster.
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