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In November 2018 and on 24 October 2019, we recorded an individual of a distinct looking bird with blackish-brown plumage at Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar. Based on its plumage characters, we identified it as a pale morph of Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus. This is the first record of the species from an inland freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the first record in freshwater habitat in Myanmar. We discuss status and importance of the record for Myanmar.
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