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Skua, Brown
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Catharacta lonnbergi
Africa, Angola, Argentina, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Eastern Cape Province, Global, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Cape Province, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Reunion, South Africa, South America, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay, Western Cape Province Read more
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The population is placed in the band 10,000-19,999 individuals, equating to 6,667-13,333 mature individuals, rounded here to 6,000-15,000 mature individuals. ...
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The Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Subantarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or Hākoakoa (Māori), is a large seabird that breeds in the subantarctic and Antarctic zones and moves further north when not breeding. Its taxonomy is highly complex and a matter of dispute, with some splitting it into two or three species: Falkland Skua (S. antarcticus), Tristan Skua (S. hamiltoni), and Subantarctic Skua (S. lönnbergi). To further confuse, it hybridizes with both the South Polar and Chilean Skuas, and the entire group have been considered subspecies of the Great Skua, a species otherwise restricted to the Northern Hemisphere. It feeds on fish (often via kleptoparasitism), scraps, eggs and carrion. ...
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