Date: 9/22/17 1:14 pm From: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...> Subject: Prince G. jaeger ID
I've just had a few minutes to catch up with the photo documentation of the recent jaeger sighting at Prince Gallitzin SP and the photos show a very clear juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger, not a Parasitic as it has been IDed on eBird. Some important ID features separating this from a juvenile Parasitic are....
-small head with large eye
-short bill with bulbous tip
-very light plumage with blonde tips to mantle feathers
-dark primaries with only a very thin pale edge to each primary tip
-tail length meets primary length when floating