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Jaeger

Stercorarius sp.

Description:

black wings, head, tail. white belly. maybe about seagull size. shown with tern in first pic, seagull in 4th. was swooping before it flew off. sorry for poor pics, but I'd like to know what it is if possible.

Habitat:

beach

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2 Comments

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

Thank you again, Liam!

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

This one looks more like a Parasitic Jaeger with the extensive pale on the belly and the grayish vent.
However, differentiating Jaegers is not easy without clear photos and I have no experience with them in the field myself.

Emerald Isle, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2014
Submitted on Apr 22, 2014

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