|Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves (Birds) Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae|
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus), also known as Arctic Skua, is a visitor to coastal regions of west India. Size: 45 cm
Description: Two colour morphs and many intermediate stages. All plumages: Central tail feathers project beyond the others a short distance and are pointed, not rounded and twisted; bill hooked; feet webbed. The colourations of the Parasitic Jaeger and the other two jaegers are distinguished only with difficulty.
Range: Circumpolar. Breeds in the Arctic across North America. Winters offshore from Maine to the east coast of South America, and to the west coast of Africa.