• Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 3 December, 2011 17:39
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s

The male is less extravagant outside the breeding season when the red pouch is deflated.

It’s difficult to tell the the Great and Magnificent Frigatebird apart except on close range. The Great Frigatebird has a green iridescense in the back feathers, while the Magnificent has a purple. The Great Frigatebird also has a brown color on the edge of the primary coverts.