The great skua (Stercorarius skua) is a large seabird in the skua family
Stercorariidae. The name English and species name "skua" is believed to
originate from ...
Breeds mainly in Iceland and on islands north of Great Britain; in North America,
very seldom seen from shore, although it may be common far offshore during ...
Justification Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to
approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of ...
Great Skua. Stercorarius skua. Meirleach mór. Status: Passage migrant off all
Irish coasts from April to October. A few pairs breed on isolated islands off the
Jan 3, 2011 ... Unprovoked attack by a Bonxie or Great Skua taken with a wide angle lens.
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The great skua is a large dark brown bird. It is larger than the three other skuas
that can be observed in Svalbard. In flight it resembles a large gull with well ...
Stercorarius skua synonym Catharacta skua; Great skua's are known best for
their stealing of prey (fish) from other birds like gulls, puffins, fulmars, terns, etc.
The Great Skua is opportunistic. It often attacks other seabirds to steal their preys
and may kill them too, during the breeding period. Outside this season when ...
The Great Skua, Stercorarius skua, is a large seabird in the skua family
Stercorariidae. In Britain, it is sometimes known by the name Bonxie, a Shetland
name of ...