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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Great Skua: Large, heavy-bodied seabird, prominent white patch in primary
feathers. Body color ranges from a light bleached to dark brown, all have a ...
Learn more about the Great skua - with amazing Great skua photos and facts on
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
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 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 ...
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 ...
Jul 19, 2015 ... Great skuas are impressive birds. With their dark brown plumage and broad
wings they look rather like a cross between a buzzard and a gull, ...