| Arctic Skua/Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
|Photographer :|| © Jainy Kuriakose |
|Location :||off the coast of Kochi, Kerala, India|
4 November 2012|
|English synonyms:||Parasitic Skua, Arctic Jaeger, Richardson's Jaeger, Richardson's Skua, Arctic Hawk Gull, Black-Toed Gull, Boatswain, Dung-Hunter, Gull-Chaser, Jiddy Hawk, Man-O'-War, Marlinespike, Skait-Bird, Teaser, Whip-Tail|
|Bird Family :||Stercorariidae - Skuas & Jaegers |
|Bird Group :||CICONIIFORMES |
|Red Data Status :||Least Concern|
|Remarks :||On a pelagic survey conducted by the Cochin Natural History Society.
Both birds do not show the bulky head and pumped up chest appearance of typical Pomarine Jaegers and given this proportion, the beaks also do not look bulky as expected in Pomarine.
The relatively more attenuated rear also points towards Parasitic rather than Pomarine. - Dipu Karuthedathu