To: "COG" <>
Subject: Jaegers
From: "Sharon Rusk" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:10:38 +1100
 In a follow up to the last Email. Like Alex I hummed and hawed over the ID of the Jaegers until one of them came close giving a view of the black cap which extended to a pigtail at the back of the head,the size compared to the shearwaters was also a big factor for me. Curiosity, is there any specific books giving IDs of these birds in all plumages, and with views of the " back" of the young birds, very few guides seem to do this. There were some birds out there with whitish colourings on rumps and top of tails,the tails ending with a broad dark band. I was leaning towards the Skuas on colouring but they were too far out to be sure of anything, any suggestions?
Bob Rusk
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