parasitic jaeger

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Related to parasitic jaeger: arctic skua, Parasitic gull, Arctic Jaeger
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Noun1.parasitic jaeger - a variety of jaegerparasitic jaeger - a variety of jaeger      
jaeger - rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
genus Stercorarius, Stercorarius - type genus of the Stercorariidae: jaegers
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If I'd had my binoculars--and a passion for birds--I could have seen Magellanic and Humboldt penguins, Chilean skua, parasitic jaeger, Buller's albatross, kelp goose, cinnamon teal, black-necked swans and Chilean Flamingoes.
Phalarope - - - Pomarine Jaeger - - - Parasitic Jaeger - + - Long-tailed Jaeger - + + Great Skua - - - Franklin's Gull - - - Black-headed Gull - - - Mew Gull - - - Thayer's Gull + B + Iceland Gull - - - Glaucous Gull + B + Great Black-backed Gull - B - Black-legged
Parasitic Jaeger + + Long-tailed Jaeger + B Great Skua - - Franklin's Gull - - Black-headed Gull - - Mew Gull - - Thayer's Gull + + Iceland Gull - - Glaucous Gull B?
Take a pelagic boat trip with the Brookline Bird Club to Stellwagen Bank, and beyond, and observe them along with long-tailed and parasitic jaegers from the tundra.
From the surveys, we identified 16 potential nest predators, with glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) and parasitic jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus) making up more than 80% of the observations.
The predators detected were predominantly avian, with glaucous gulls and parasitic jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus), making up more than 80% of the total detections (Table 1).
Using different fitness currencies, I then test the predictions of these models as alternative hypotheses with fall migrating Parasitic Jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus) kleptoparasitizing Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) at a migratory stopover located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec.
Only pomarine and parasitic jaegers are close to shore, larger and more ponderous than their long-tailed cousins.