Pomarine Jaeger

Stercorarius pomarinus

ML79146251



eBird Checklist S40895137
Cattle Landing--waterfront
Toledo, Belize
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Latitude and Longitude 16.12, -88.7949 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Was observed flying and harassing the Common Tern's that was foraging for food in the Caribbean sea at Cattle Landing football field water front that is used by the Belize Conservancy Raptor watch. They were seen by observers myself Raymond Reneau, Victor Bonilla, John Garrett, Edwardian Ruano, Jonathan Urbina and Alson Ovando. JG notes: First saw an immature in the early morning harassing Sandwich and Royal Terns; it disappeared and reappeared several times in the day and was joined at noon by an adult (or near adult). Both very hefty, bulky-chested jaegers with broad wings and large white wing flashes, almost skua-like in overall appearance. The adult-type had a darkish cap, pale auriculars and a solid dark chest band; it didn't have any tail projection, however. The immature was identical in overall shape/proportions (also apparently without a tail projection), but appeared mostly dark brownish, with no cinnamon tones. Photos to be posted.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
69KB
Dimensions
810 x 537

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