Fregatidae - Frigatebirds

Frigatebirds are highly maneuverable aerial predators of tropical waters. The five species all breed in large colonies in trees on tropical islands. During courtship the males (which are mostly black) extend a large, vivid scarlet throat pouch to attract a mate.

Only two individuals have wandered as far north as Britain a single Ascension Island Frigatebird and, more recently, a Magnificent Frigatebird.