Uploaded 30-Dec-11
Taken 31-May-11
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Churchill, Jaeger, Manitoba, Parasitic, birding, parasiticus, stercorarius
Photo Info

Dimensions1761 x 1174
Original file size402 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken31-May-11 10:50
Date modified31-May-11 10:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/800 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Parasitic Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger

Cooly dominating their tundra territories, jaegers course gracefully and purposefully in search of food - lemmings, eggs, and chicks, primarily. These cousins of the gulls are impressive in their nonchalance and efficiency - both in pursuit of prey and in defense of their own nests and young. This bird is seen surveying a large sedge-dominated territory from a tall lichen hummock, where he and his mate would often rest together.