Observations of Jaegers and Terns from N.E. Trinidad

R.G. Gibbs


Jaegers (or skuas in English terminoloi,iy) are gull-like seabirds that feed by chasing other seabirds and forcing them to disgorge their last meal. Two species - the Parasitic and Pomarine Jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus and S. pomarinus) have been recorded in Trinidad, but the number of individuals is only 11 (ffrench 197 3 ). This note describes two recent observations of jaegers, together with wme notes on terns which also feed off the Trinidad coast.

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