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.