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Pomarine Jaeger

(Stercorarius pomarinus)
Alternate name(s): "Pomarine Skua", "Pomatorhine Skua"
Size: 46-67 cm; wing span 1.1-1.4 m
Weight: 540-920 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pomarine Jaeger at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Pale morphology


Sex unknown

Sequence of four shots showing a Pomarine Jaeger (grey and white bird) chasing a Crested Tern (smaller white bird) to make it surrender its catch (photos courtesy of B. Hensen); this sequence was taken at a rate of 5.5 frames per second - the series thus covers a time span of less than one second (click on photos to see larger versions)
[Off Cape Banks, Botany Bay NP, Sydney, NSW, January 2017]

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