Two Male Magnificent Frigatebirds on North Seymour in Galápagos, EC - Encircle Photos

30 Two Male Magnificent Frigatebirds on North Seymour in Galápagos, EC

During mating season – from August through October – male magnificent frigatebirds behave like fraternity boys on a weekend. They perch together in groups while scanning the sky for passing females. Then they create a ruckus by flapping their wings, shaking their heads, chattering loudly and inflating their crimson red gular pouches. Out of this rowdy bunch, the female selects a suitable mate. This leaves the other boys crossing their feathers to be equally lucky.

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North Seymour Island, Ecuador

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