Frigatebird recovered in Camalig, Albay dies

LEGAZPI CITY, November 5, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- The large bird recovered in Camalig, Albay that captivated netizens has already perished.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Victorino
This was confirmed by Dr. Manny Garbiles Victorino, Veterinarian/Agricultural Technologist of the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services.

Victorino, who examined the animal, identified it as a lesser frigatebird.

"We already had it preserved for further examination," he said.

In an interview with the BICOL STANDARD, he added that it is possible that the inclement weather conditions brought the bird to Camalig.

However, they will still conduct further tests on Monday to determine the bird's cause of death.

Said bird, it would be recalled, stoked the attention of netizens after its photos were shared on social network Facebook on Friday.