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The Magnificent Frigatebird T e shrike is a hunter. T e frigatebird is a thief. T at’s right. T e frigatebird steals other birds’


food. It does this to survive. A frigatebird glides low over the


A frigatebird steals food from a seabird.


ocean. It’s not hunting for prey. It’s looking for birds that are hunting. Not far away, a seabird dives for a


fish in the water. T e bird grabs the fish in its bill. It soars upward. T e frigatebird flies into the


seabird’s path. It grabs the bird with its long, hooked bill. T en it flips the bird upside down. T e frigatebird tackles the bird


again. T e birds lock together. T ey fight for the fish. Finally, the frigatebird rips the fish free. It eats the catch. T e seabird flies off to search for a new meal.


This frigatebird’s sharp, curved beak helps it steal prey from other birds.


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