Definition of Parasitic jaeger
1. Noun. A variety of jaeger.
Generic synonyms: Jaeger
Group relationships: Genus Stercorarius, Stercorarius
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Literary usage of Parasitic jaeger
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1. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"All this group breed in high latitudes; but while the other species build within the Arctic Circle, the parasitic jaeger nests in numbers in Southern ..."
2. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Compared with the parasitic jaeger, the pomarine is a clumsy cowardly bird, ... parasitic jaeger. Adults. — Light phase : upper parts slaty, ..."
3. Birds that hunt and are hunted by Neltje Blanchan (1905)
"The description of the habits of the parasitic jaeger applies equally well to all of the three freebooters mentioned. ..."
4. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"Immature plumage: similar to that of the parasitic jaeger, from which examples are to be distinguished readily by difference in proportion of basal shield ..."
5. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"In this plumage the bird is difficult to distinguish from the immature Parasitic Jaeger, except by the color of the primaries. Mr. William Brewster kindly ..."
6. The Birds of Ohio: A Complete Scientific and Popular Description of the 320 by William Leon Dawson, Lynds Jones (1902)
"parasitic jaeger. A. (.). I". No. 37. Stercorarius parasiticus ^Linn.). ... In habit the parasitic jaeger does not differ materially from the preceding ..."
7. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"The parasitic jaeger, like the others of this family, is eminently rapacious, and it is known as the "Man-of-War," from its habits of pursuing and robbing ..."