Long-tailed Jaeger

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The single Long-tailed Jaeger we had this weekend on our way to the Farallon Islands was a glorious adult. Not nearly as fierce as the Pomarine or Parasitic, this offshore predator is content mostly chasing Arctic Terns. Important field marks are the trim build, not nearly as muscular as the other two Jaegers, the lack of a breast band, the grayish upper wing coverts that contrast sharply with the secondaries, and the two white shafts on the outer primaries. I probably over-worked the hot-press paper, but I wasn’t striving for great detail.

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