Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus

f13 @ 1/250s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 300mm


"Long-tailed Jaeger," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) (known as the Long-tailed Skua outside the Americas) is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae.They nest on dry tundra or higher fells laying two spotted olive-brown eggs. On the breeding grounds they can be heard making yelping and rattling sounds. Outside of the breeding season they spend most of their time over open ocean and have a harsh kreeah cry. This bird feeds on fish (mainly caught from other seabirds), small birds, scraps, small mammals and carrion. On migration, Long-tailed Jaegers are more likely to catch their own food, and less likely to steal from gulls and terns than larger species.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/30/2011