Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53816

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Stercoracrius
Genus species:Stercorarius longicausus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:50-58 cm
Identification:The long-tailed jaeger has a black cap with yellow underneath. Its back is dark gray, and its underparts, neck, and face are white. The legs are a bluish-gray color, and the tail has long streamers.
Habitat:Large lakes
Diet:Carnivore: fish, birds, small mammals, eggs, carrion
Reproduction:Two eggs are laid and incubated for 23-25 days. The chicks fledge at 22-28 days of age.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Breeds in Northern North America
winters on coasts of Southern North America and South America
Date:1973-07 Subjects:gull-like bird
Long-tailed jaeger
Long-tailed skua
Jaegers (Birds)
Laridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata