Family FREGATIDAE (POUNCING FISHERS)

Family FREGATIDAE (POUNCING FISHERS).

FRIGATE BIRDS.

Bill long, nostrils in a groove, basal and linear, both, mandibles bent downwards. Dark-coloured oceanic birds. Tail forked. Web between toes deeply emarginate. Single egg.

Frigate Birds live by piracy in tropical seas just as the Skuas do in colder latitudes, and use their powerful flight in pursuing Gannets, Gulls, and Terns, in order to rob them of their prey.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Family FREGATIDAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
239
M_ID: 
2381
M_SN: 
Fregatidae
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13100

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