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Skua, Chilean
 
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Scientific Name:
Catharacta chilensis
Location(s):
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Global, Peru, South America, Uruguay Read more
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IUCN
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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Wikipedia
While nowhere near the size of birds such as the Wandering Albatross, the Chilean Skua makes up for it in sheer aggression towards other birds. Chilean Skuas have been known to fly in large groups (dubbed 'wolfpacks' by a Scottish whaler who observed the birds in action) and hunt other seabirds. They also eat offal, rodents and carrion. ...
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