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1 March 2015 First Observation of a Four-egg Clutch of Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)
Jannik Hansen, Malin Ek, Tomas Roslin, Jérôme Moreau, Maria Teixeira, Olivier Gilg, Niels Martin Schmidt
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Long-tailed Jaegers (Stercorarius longicaudus) normally lay one or two eggs (rarely three), with a maximum of two eggs set by the existence of only two brood patches. Here, however, we present the first documentation of a clutch of four eggs in a Long-tailed Jaeger nest found at Zackenberg in northeastern Greenland.

2015 by the Wilson Ornithological Society
Jannik Hansen, Malin Ek, Tomas Roslin, Jérôme Moreau, Maria Teixeira, Olivier Gilg, and Niels Martin Schmidt "First Observation of a Four-egg Clutch of Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(1), 149-153, (1 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.1676/14-072.1
Received: 13 May 2014; Accepted: 1 October 2014; Published: 1 March 2015
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