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Great skua

The great skua (Stercorarius skua) is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. The name skua is believed to originate from the Faroese skúvur and is the ...

Great Skua | Audubon Field Guide - National Audubon Society

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 ...

Great Skua (Catharacta skua) - BirdLife species factsheet

Great Skua Catharacta skua. Justification Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the ...

Great skua (Stercorarius skua) - Norwegian Polar Institute

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 ...

Great Skua Status and Trends - JNCC

Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) species account – latest update of status, international importance, population size and trends in breeding abundance, ...

Great Skua - BirdWatch Ireland

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 west ...

Great Skua |

This great pirate of the skies is infamous in Orkney for terrorising anyone who goes near its nest during the breeding season. Always known in Orkney as the ... Skuas&v=Kn6Z1udk6Hk
Aug 9, 2009 ... A Great Skua trying to kill a GBB Gull at Lerwick harbour, Shetland. Didn't succeed. Págalo grande intentando martar un gavión en el puerto de ...

Great skua videos, photos and facts - Stercorarius skua | ARKive

Learn more about the Great skua - with amazing Great skua photos and facts on ARKive.

Birds of Iceland: Stercorarius skua, Catharacta skua, great skua

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.

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Q: What's the definition of great skua?
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The RSPB: Great skua

The great skua is an aggressive pirate of the seas, deliberately harrassing birds as large as gannets to steal a free meal. It also readily kills and eats smaller ...