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Jae·ger

(yā'gĕr),
Eduard, Ritter von Jaxthal, Austrian ophthalmologist, 1818-1884. See: Jaeger test types.
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Two Pomarine Skuas in Svalbard Picture: DEWI EDWARDS
The sudden arrival of lots of lemmings in the spring (sometimes referred to as "lemming peaks") provides food for the Arctic foxes, owls, and skua. Only the wily weasel (stoat) can burrow into the lemmings' dens to hunt them during the region's colder months.
After several other trips around the world, including two expeditions to South Georgia and the South Shetlands (1987 and 1990), where he wanted to study other skua species, Ko returned to his beloved Arctic.
Records stretching back 30 years indicate a tricky problem for marine conservation: When fishing vessels discard less fish-waste material, scavenging seabirds called great skuas attack and kill more neighboring seabirds.
Both individuals belong to the Brown Skua group and measurements taken of the Glamorgan bird, suggest that it may be of the race antarctica, so a Falklands Brown Skua, a first for Europe.
They support not only large populations of penguins (rockhopper, gentoo, Magellanic) and black-browed albatrosses, but also Southern giant petrel, Falklands skua, and one of the world's rarest birds-of-prey, the "johnny rook" (a.k.a.
In the latter capacity, it can carry the MBDA Sea Skua anti-ship missile.
LONG-TAILED SKUA (left): "Among the cliffs of the northern shores, cold seas often have reflection stripped by the dark surroundings," says painter Julian Friers.
* More than A$5 billion has been earned from Jabiru, Challis, Skua and Cassini oil developments since Timor Sea production started in 1986.
| A Pomarine Skua flew past RSPB South Stack on Sunday, among 1,500 Manx Shearwaters and more than 100 Gannets.
Wheater, migrants form Africa with their unmistakable white rump, flit from post to post as you head up the path, while the barrelchested great skua, or "bonxie" as we call it, cruises past looking for an easy meal.
A RATHER large and impressive seabird known as a pomarine skua has attracted birdwatchers from far and wide to South Gare.