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Magnificent Frigatebird    Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebirds are oceanic birds spending much of their lives on the wing.  They breed on islands and along the coast from Baja California south to the Equator and from the Bahamas and Marquesas to Brazil.

This bird is seen regularly along Florida’s coasts during the summer months.  They frequently roost on mangrove islands where other birds roost.  They used to breed on the Marquesas Keys west of Key West.  However, this colony may have moved to the Dry Tortugas.