Parasitic Jaeger

Alaska species birds FWS Tim Bowman parasiticjaeger

Photo Credit: Tim Bowman

If ever there was a bird pirate, the Parasitic Jaeger would likely be at the top of the list. This species incessantly harrasses anything that comes near its nest with numerous dives and pecks to the head. It will also steal food with impunity from other, larger birds and supplements its diet with small rodents and insects if it can't find something to steal.


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