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Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
USFS:
BLM:
PIF:


 

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General Description
The Long-tailed Jaeger breeds on the Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada; breeding distribution is closely tied to lemming populations (Wiley and Lee 1998). In Montana, this species has had three records over the past decade (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: 13

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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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Long-tailed Jaeger — Stercorarius longicaudus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from