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________________________________________________________________________________ Birds – 185 – Arctic Skuas or Parasitic Jaegers

 

 

 

                                                                                        ARCTIC SKUA OR PARASITIC JAEGER Stercoraria parasitica

 

·         Although it is accurately descriptive the photographer doesn’t find the BOU vernacular name of the Parasitic Jaeger Stercoraria parasitica to be a particularly attractive alternative to Arctic Skua for such an elegant and aerobatically capable bird – but then he is not viewing the piratical behaviour of this bird from the perspective of a bullied tern!

 

 

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