British Virgin Islands 1-DOLLAR (KM6) Magnificent Frigatebird
The Magnificent Frigatebird was once known as the 'Man o' War' due to its great speed and aerial piracy of other birds' meals. This bird has been clocked doing a 400 km/h dive! The Magnificent Frigate is a bird of the air. It cannot walk or swim, but can stay in the air for more than a week at a time. When it lands, it must do so on cliffs or high trees, since it cannot take off from the ground. With a wingspan up to 2.5 m, they have the highest wingspan to weight ratio of any bird. Their favourite meal in the British Virgin Islands is flying fish.
- Diameter: 38.8 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM6