Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Frigate Birds

Frigate Birds, Makapu Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii. Frigrate birds are normally seen gracefully gliding high overhead, their huge wings like kites in the thermals. These seabirds can be found nesting in large number on Molokini off of Maui. They're also found in greater numbers off of the hot, Waianae coast. The Hawaiians used to say that large numbers of frigate birds overhead meant that someone had died. However, as opposed to vultures, Frigate birds live on fish! ;-P

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