Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Stercorariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult and Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. The Crossley ID Guide
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alaska, North America
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Oregon, North America
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alaska North America
Status: The Pomarine Jaeger is the more common of the Boreal migrant jaegers in the coast of Peru. It is generally present at distance further than 80 km from the coast during the months of October through May. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Salteador Pomarino.
Sub-species: Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus), Temminck 1815.
Meaning of Name: Stercorarius: L. Stercus, stercoris manure= manure, a reference to how the bird seeks its food by attacking other birds until they regurgitate. pomarinus: Gr. Poma, pömatos= cap and rhinos, rhis= nostrils, nose.
Generally silent at sea.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.