Open wid! Bird inspects mouth like a dentist as Frigette bird feeding other bird by Leighton Lum

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Open wide!  A seabird looks like it's getting a close-up dental checkup on the North Seymour Island in the Galapagos.<br />
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The frigate chick on the left is in fact feeding on fish caught by its mother, who regurgitates what she has caught into her youngs mouth.  The peculier sight was captured by Wildlife photographer Leighton Lum of Aiea, Hawaii.<br />
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Leighton said, "The chick sticks his head into the mum's mouth to reach the fish, because there are other brids around looking to steal a quick meal."<br />
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"The chick is only about 3-4 weeks old - just a little larger than a football.  This was a nesting area where they wait for their parents to come back and feed them.  The female will remain with their young for 6-7 months."<br />
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