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 Parasitic Jaeger

Status in Michigan
Uncommon Transient

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Count totals in the NMB Databases for Parasitic Jaeger.

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Active Database - Spring 2005
View Parasitic Jaeger sightings.
Parasitic Jaeger Archives Reports
Fall 2003 2
Spring 2003 0
Winter 02-03 0
Fall 2002 4
Summer 2002 0
Spring 2002 1
Winter 01-02 0
Fall 2001 7
Summer 2001 0
Spring 2001 0
Winter 00-01 0
Fall 2000 3
Summer 2000 0
Spring 2000 3
Winter 00-99 0
Fall 1999 13
Spring/Summer 1999 0

NMB Database
Seasonal Percentage Graph
For: Parasitic Jaeger

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Active Database - Fall 2003
View Fall 2003 sightings.
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Official Seasonal Count Summaries for the Parasitic Jaeger
Fall 1999-Spring 2002
Parasitic Jaeger
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Historical Text

Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus)
Parasitic Jaeger

Because positive identification in the field is difficult with this species, sight records are omitted here, but it is probably much less rare than would appear from the scarcity of verified specimen records, of which there are 3: an immature (Michigan State College) collected at Otter Lake, Lapeer County, September 28, 1897, by R. P. Stark (Barrows, 1897: 47); a female (U.M.M.Z.) collected at Point Mouillee, Monroe County, November 27, 1903, by an unnamed person and later received by L. J. Eppinger (Blain, 1903o; 94; Barrows, 1912: 48-49); and a female (U.M.M.Z.) collected at the mouth of the Sebewaing River, Huron County, November 3, 1933, by Norman Butcher (Van Tyne, 1938: 18).

Mueseum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 75
The Birds of Michigan
By: Norman A. Wood
University of Michigan Press
August 28, 2023

Digitized by: Keith F. Saylor
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