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Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
The Parasitic Jaeger breeds on the Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has had six late summer or fall records over the past 10 years (Montana Bird Distribution 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 19

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



References
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Citation for data on this website:
Parasitic Jaeger — Stercorarius parasiticus.  Montana Field Guide.  Montana Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  Retrieved on December 3, 2016, from http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=ABNNM01020