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Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens ORDER: SULIFORMES FAMILY: FREGATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A long-winged, fork-tailed bird of tropical oceans, the Magnificent Frigatebird is an agile flier that snatches food off the surface of the ocean and steals food from other birds. It breeds mostly south of the United States, but wanders northward along the coasts during nonbreeding season.

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