Great Frigatebird on Nest.

A male Great Frigatebird sits on its nest displaying its breeding plummage. These birds could be seen in good numbers and at relatively close range on Midway Atoll. The male adopts this head back posture with its bright red throat pouch inflated to try and draw the attention of females that may be flying overhead.

Male Great Frigatebird displaying its throat pouch whilst on its nest, Midway Atoll.

This photograph is part of the Midway Atoll image gallery. ~KD.