Man-o'-war bird
The frigatebirds are a family, Fregatidae, of seabirds. There are five species in the single genus Fregata. They are also sometimes called Man of War birds or Pirate birds. Since they are related to the pelicans, the term "frigate pelican" is also a name applied to them. They have long wings, tails, and bills and the males have a red gular pouch that is inflated during the breeding season to attract a mate.
Frigatebirds are pelagic piscivores that obtain most of their food on the wing. A small amount of their diet is obtained by robbing other seabirds, a behaviour that has given the family its name, and by snatching seabird chicks. Frigatebirds are seasonally monogamous, and nest colonially. A rough nest is constructed in low trees or on the ground on remote islands. A single egg is laid each breeding season. The duration of parental care in frigatebirds is the longest of any bird.[citation needed]

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For the nuclear test codenamed Frigate Bird, see Operation Dominic I and II. .... Magnificent Frigatebird (or Man O'War); Ascension Frigatebird · Christmas Island  ...
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10,000 Birds | Man-o-war Birds
Apr 27, 2011 ... Last week I introduced the Great Frigatebird, one of five species of man-o-war bird. I got rather carried away showing all the plumages you can ...
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A long-winged, fork-tailed bird of tropical oceans, the Magnificent Frigatebird is an agile ... Man-o'-War-bird; Frégate superbe (French); Tijerata de Mar, Fragata ...
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frigate bird (bird) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
frigate bird, also called Man-o'-war bird, any member of five species of large seabirds constituting the family Fregatidae (order Pelecaniformes). Frigate birds are ...
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The Frigate Pelican.--Man-of-War-Bird.
Previous to my visit to the Florida Keys, I had seen but few Frigate-birds, and those only at some distance, while I was on the Gulf of Mexico, so that I could ...
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or frigate-bird, most aerial of the water birds, found in the tropic seas. The Man-o'-war bird's wingspread (71⁄2 ft/228.5 cm) is the largest in proportion to its body ...
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With the largest wing area to body mass ratio of any bird, frigatebirds are ... greater frigatebird, lesser frigatebird, North Pacific man-o-war-bird, Pacific frigatebird.
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Man-o'-war bird or frigate-bird, most aerial of the water birds, found in the tropic seas. The Man-o'-war bird's wingspread (71/2 ft/228.5 cm) is the largest in ...
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Man-o'-war bird - or frigate-bird, most aerial of the water birds, found in the tropic seas. The Man-o'-war bird's wingspread (71⁄2 ft/228.5 cm) is the largest in proportion to its body (3—4... ... Columbia University Press ...
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For the nuclear test codenamed Frigate Bird, see Operation Dominic I and II. .... University of Michigan Museum of Zoology – ADW : Family Fregatidae ... Fregata. Magnificent Frigatebird (or Man O'War); Ascension Frigatebird · Christmas Island  ...
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A long-winged, fork-tailed bird of tropical oceans, the Magnificent Frigatebird is an agile ... Man-o'-War-bird; Frégate superbe (French); Tijerata de Mar, Fragata ...
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Man-o'-war bird or frigate-bird, most aerial of the water birds, found in the tropic seas. .... University of Michigan Museum of Zoology – ADW : Family Fregatidae ...
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1.1 (also Man-o'-war bird)another term for frigate bird. More example sentences. It is certain that on moonlit nights the man-of-war bird may be seen for hours ...
Man O' War on Your Shore? - Union Island Environmental Attackers
... conducted by Sarah Trefry at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. ... Some birds have been sighted numerous times, which can shed light on an ... This behaviour has earned them the name “Man O' War” bird throughout the region.
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The Bird Rookeries of the Tortugas
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air to be upthrust on the windward side, and upon this column of air the Man-o'-war birds will poise themselves with such perfect balance that they seem fixed to a certain spot in the sky. A hundred or more birds at a time may be seen thus ...
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Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on...
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MAN-O'-WAR. This bird is slightly larger than a cormorant, but resembles cormorants in many ways. The tail is much longer than that of a cormorant and is deeply forked; upper parts black; underparts dark with a white patch on the breast of the ...
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Tales of a Life Upon the Sea
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Fortunately, our radar is able to detect the birds when they gather and swoop down to the bait balls. Unlike the terns and petrels and shearwaters which can land on the ocean, the Man-o'-war birds have no oil in their feathers to repel the water ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
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“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks “In all the literature on the Second World War, there is not a more...
The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson
The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson
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Walter Inglis Anderson Redding S. Sugg. So I painted two red billed oyster catchers with pelicans behind them, deep blue water behind them and overhead a drifting raft of man o'war birds. I painted in my tent which had not yet warmed up and ...
The Reader (Oprah's Book Club)
The Reader (Oprah's Book Club)
Bernhard Schlink, 1999
Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1999: Originally published in Switzerland, and gracefully translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway, The Reader is a brief tale about sex, love, reading, and shame in postwar Germany. Michael Berg is 15 when he begins a long, obsessive affair with Hanna, an enigmatic older woman. He never learns very much a...
Birds of Oregon
Birds of Oregon
Ira Noel Gabrielson, Stanley Gordon Jewett, 1940
This beautiful bird is subjected to the same tireless persecution by fishermen as every other species of cormorant. ... THE ONLY Oregon record Of the Man-O'—war-bird is Of one that appeared at Tillamook Rock Light, which is lOCated on a ...
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Simon and Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Book #13: The Biggest and the Best (Simon and Schuster's Super Crossword...
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