Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus


Barraquand, F.; Høye, T.T.; Henden, J.A.; Yoccoz, N.G.; Gilg, O.; Schmidt, N.M.; Sittler, B.; Ims, R.A. 2014. Demographic responses of a site-faithful and territorial predator to its fluctuating prey: long-tailed skuas and arctic lemmings. Journal of Animal Ecology 83(2): 375-387.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Furness, R.W.; Bonan, A.; de Juana, E. 2018. Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Gilg, O.; Sittler, B.; Hanski, I. 2009. Climate change and cyclic predator-prey population dynamics in the high Arctic. Global Change Biology 15: 2634-2652.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Stercorarius longicaudus. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.