Photographer's Note

From the boat, I tried with my small lens (3x) to shot some birds...

The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) is a large marine bird exhibiting reversed sexual size dimorphism (adult females are bigger than males). This bird nests densely in several islands off the pacific Mexican coast (Isla Sta. margaritas, Isla Isabel, Islas Revillagigedo and others) and in the Mexican Caribbean (Isla Contoy). They built their nests at the top of trees or shrubs. The flying prowess of the magnificent frigatebird allows foraging trips up to 150 km during the chick rearing period, and when they disperse from their breeding colonies they can travel more than 2000 Km in just a few days. They can be phylopatric, re-nesting in the same place in following years.

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