Date: 9/24/17 8:40 pm From: Dave DeReamus <becard...> Subject: Re: Prince G. jaeger ID
This is the first chance I've had to respond since this was posted a couple days ago. I have to disagree that this bird is a "very clear" Long-tailed and hope to show why I believe it IS indeed a Parasitic as previously determined.
Consequently, all of the above points to this bird being a Parasitic Jaeger. Thanks to Tina Alianiello and Mark Nale for their helpful photos. I'd be very interested in hearing others' thoughts on this bird.
-----Original Message----- From: Alex Lamoreaux Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 4:14 PM To: <PABIRDS...> Subject: [PABIRDS] 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