from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, pomatorhine : only applied to the pomarine jäger or skua-gull, Stercorarius pomarinus or pomatorhinus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the nostril covered with a scale.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a North Atlantic jager (Stercorarius pomarinus) having the elongated middle tail feathers obtuse. The adult is black.

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  • adjective zoology Having the nostril covered with a scale.


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Ancient Greek a lid + nose.


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  • Birds visiting the area include Brent goose Branta bernicla, common eider Somateria mollissima, red-breasted merganser Mergus serrator, pomarine skua Stercorarius pomarinus, Arctic skua Stercorarius parasiticus, Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea and Brünnich's guillemot Uria lomvia.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • The second Lake Erie pelagic trip was as productive as the first, with sightings of white-winged scoter, pomarine jaeger, purple sandpiper, snow buntings, peregrine falcon, and a merlin perched on a sailboat at the Edgewater Yacht Club.


  • Keen-eyed observers on Lake Champlain spotted a Sabine's gull, black-legged kittiwake and pomarine, long-tailed and parasitic jaegers (the latter three being larger gull species).


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