Parasitic Jaeger, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus), ANWR, Alaska.

A Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight over the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska.

A Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight over the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska.

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A Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight over the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska. The Parasitic Jaeger is also called the Arctic Skua or the Parasitic Skua. While not a “parasite”, the bird is well known for it’s piracy of other birds’ food. It also hunts for prey, such as rodents, small birds and insects, as well as eggs.

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