075-01-2011 Magificent Frigatebird

One in flight over Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery 28 August 2011 following the passage of Hurricane Irene. (Chris Dooley (p); 075-01-2011; Class III). This report was originally submitted as a Magnificent Frigatebird. That identification was not accepted 1/6 but accepted as Frigatebird species 7/0. This bird was photographed by the stunned observer using a phone camera as he was walking across a shopping center parking lot. The photo shows an obvious soaring frigatebird but is too distant to show enough detail to eliminate other frigatebird species that have occurred in North America.

Frigatebird species, Plymouth Meeting, MONTGOMERY, photo by Chris Dooley

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