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Frigate Bird stealing a meal
Aug 30, 2021 13:16:03   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
A Redbilled Tropicbird has just caught a small fish and a Frigate bird noticed. The Frigate will try to grab the smaller Tropicbird and fly out over the water with it. The idea is to put as much stress as possible on the smaller bird until it literally "Coughs Up" the fish. Use the DOWNLOAD where provided for a better view.
In the next to the last shot the fish is being given up and in the last shot the smaller bird is set free and the Frigates will begin their own fight over the prize.
The series was taken in The Galapagos Islands; I just returned from a trip there.
Frigate bird is trying to grab a smaller Tropicbird
Frigate bird is trying to grab a smaller Tropicbir...
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Still Trying
Still Trying...
The Frigate bird is flying out over the water with the smaller bird in its grasp
The Frigate bird is flying out over the water with...
By now the smaller bird is probably in great distress
By now the smaller bird is probably in great distr...
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Smaller bird hasn't given up its catch yet
Smaller bird hasn't given up its catch yet...
Smaller bird coughs finally up the fish
Smaller bird coughs finally up the fish...
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Aug 30, 2021 14:53:19   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Quite a series.

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Aug 30, 2021 17:53:10   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Howard5252 wrote:
A Redbilled Tropicbird has just caught a small fish and a Frigate bird noticed. The Frigate will try to grab the smaller Tropicbird and fly out over the water with it. The idea is to put as much stress as possible on the smaller bird until it literally "Coughs Up" the fish. Use the DOWNLOAD where provided for a better view.
In the next to the last shot the fish is being given up and in the last shot the smaller bird is set free and the Frigates will begin their own fight over the prize.
The series was taken in The Galapagos Islands; I just returned from a trip there.
A Redbilled Tropicbird has just caught a small fis... (show quote)


Awesome sequence 🌀☀️💞☀️🌀

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Aug 31, 2021 11:07:57   #
Rab-Eye Loc: Indiana
 
NMGal wrote:
Quite a series.


👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Sep 7, 2021 09:51:06   #
hettmoe Loc: Rural ND
 
Very nice!

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