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Old Saturday 18th May 2019, 02:08   #19
Neomorphus
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Originally Posted by andrew147 View Post
On a recent Cape Town pelagic, the very excellent guide switched between Parasitic Jaeger, Arctic Jaeger and Arctic Skua without comment!

Maybe there is no common parlance :)

Just for the record.... Jaeger is a Germanic word which means hunter. The Stercorarius sensu stricto do not hunt, while they do occur in the subantarctic... all a bit of a mess really. I think we should just continue to argue this one out for whatever dumb reason.
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