Stercorarius parasiticus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Stercorariidae

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Description
Size: 45 cm.

Habits: Commonly associates with terns and gulls, flight buoyant with jerky wing beats.

Sexes alike, smaller and similar to Pomarine Jaeger in both the morphs, but distinguished by straight and pointed projecting central rectrices, contra broad, blunt and twisted. Adult: Pale feather fringes to mantle, white bars on rump and vent, dispersed bars on head and neck, pale patch just above the bill, and pointed tipped tail. Juvenile: Range from grey and buff in colour, heavily barred, to blackish-brown.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Parasitic Jaeger (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• BANGLADESH
• SRI LANKA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%206%20(1).pdf
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%203%20(1).pdf

Page last updated on:2012-09-27

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