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Jaeger, Pomarine bird pictures


Jaeger, Pomarine bird picturesPOMARINE JAEGER
36. Stercorarius pomarinus. 21 inches.

These birds are slender and graceful in form and flight, but are the real pirates of bird life, especially among the terns and gulls.

This species has two color phases regardless of sex or age. In the light plumage the top of the head is black, rest of the bird brownish.

Easily identified by the lengthened central tail-feathers.

Nest. - Two olive brown eggs spotted with black (2.20 x 1.70).