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Parasitic Jaeger

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.

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes  Strigiformes  Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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