The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata Magnificens) is a large black bird. It is about three feet in length and has a wingspan of over seven feet. They lack the ability to take off from water so they snatch prey from the ocean surface or beach using their long, hooked bills. The feathers are not water proof, so it becomes difficult for them to sit on water for more than one or two minutes. If their feathers get wet, then they cannot fly and due to small feet they are unable to even move properly in land. They put on a spectacular courtship display. Males sit in groups with their throat sacs (gular sacs) inflated, clattering their bills, waving their heads and quivering their wings. This is done to attract females flying overhead. Males abandon their mate and half grown young one to molt. They return the next season to mate with another female. Outside the breeding season, the gulag sac patch fades to orange and is hardly visible.They spend days and nights in the air, with an average ground speed of 10 km/hour, covering 223 km before landing. It is found in Central and South America, as well as the Galapagos Islands.