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Pomarine vs. parasitic jaeger - Portugal, 07/09/2022 (1 Viewer)

Hi everyone,

I took pictures of 2 jaegers yesterday (07/09/2022) at Cabo Raso, on the west coast of Portugal near Lisbon, flying ~200-300 m off the coast. One is an entirely dark blackish-brown bird (first 4 photos) whereas the other is slightly paler on the underside of wings and has a white belly (2 last photos). After looking at many online photos and bird guides I am still guessing if these are S. pomarinus or S. parasiticus.

These were the best photos I was able to take.

Thanks a lot for your comments. Best regards,



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