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Arctic Jaeger

(Stercorarius parasiticus)
Alternate name(s): "Parasitic Jaeger", "Arctic Skua", "Parasitic Skua", "Sea Hawk*"
Size: 41-48 cm, incl. streamers up to 7 cm; wing span 1.1-1.25 m
Weight: 300-650 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Arctic Jaeger at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Dark morphology

ADULT

BREEDING

Clear view of the front/underparts of an Arctic Jaeger; the light-coloured neck and the absence of streaking on the belly indicates that this bird is in breeding plumage; the spiky shape of the tail streamers is characteristic of this species (as opposed to the more blunt shape of a Pomarine Jaeger's tail streamers (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Bingie Bingie point, near Moruya, NSW, January 2017]

Lateral view of an Arctic Jaeger in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Bingie Bingie point, near Moruya, NSW, January 2017]

Lateral view of an Arctic Jaeger in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Bingie Bingie point, near Moruya, NSW, January 2017]

Arctic Jaeger flying low above the sea; in the background, for comparison, 3 Silver Gulls (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Bingie Bingie point, near Moruya, NSW, January 2017]

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