The cult of the frigate-bird is characteristic of Melanesia, and apparently also extends to the Pelew Islands.
“And the frigate-bird has espied them too,” exclaimed the mate.
Strictly speaking, the frigate-bird does not fish, like other predatory birds of the ocean.
His true home, like that of the frigate-bird and one or two others, is the air.
So far the detention of the frigate-bird upon the surface of the sea was explained; but not sufficiently.
The frigate-bird is of the orthodox piratical colour—black—but has a vermilion beak and a few white patches on its throat.
The frigate-bird is a large bird, which in the day-time keeps itself in the air above the shore of the sea.
In the frigate-bird, the deeply-scooped membrane between the toes shows that structure has begun to change.
In the frigate-bird, the deeply scooped membrane between the toes shows that structure has begun to change.
On our way back Mr Sedgwick expatiated on the powers and beauty of the frigate-bird.