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Arctic Skua/Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus  
 Arctic Skua/Parasitic Jaeger
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :off the coast of Kochi, Kerala, India
Date : 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
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