Awesome looking bird.
This is a Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), I forget where I took this picture, but it was during a Caribbean cruise. It was either Roatan, Honduras or Costa Maya., Mexico. I could nail it down, but that would mean trying to make my brain work this morning.
"The frigatebird is sometimes called the "man-o-war bird" because it harasses other birds until they regurgitate recently captured food, which the frigatebird snatches in midair." - allaboutbirds.org
Here is a magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). I believe this is a first-year juvenile, identified by the white head and breast. I just realized that I'm not sure if I've ever seen an adult. I'll need to look through my photos more carefully.
"Beachgoers delight in this large, black pterodactyl-like bird that soars effortlessly on tropical breezes with hardly a flap, using its deeply forked tail to steer. Watching a Magnificent Frigatebird float in the air truly is, as the name implies, magnificent. These master aerialists are also pirates of the sky, stealing food from other birds in midair. Males have a bright red pouch on the throat, which they inflate like a balloon to attract females. Females unlike most other seabirds look different than males with their white chest." - allaboutbirds.org
This is another magnificent frigatebird (Fregaya magnificens), I posted a picture of one coming out of Gaveston last week. This one was over the water at Costa Maya, Mexico. There were several flying around, circling over the bay. I got a lot of pics, so you can look for me to post more in the coming months.