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Skua, South Polar
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Catharacta maccormicki
Africa, Alaska, Argentina, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, British Columbia, California, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Comores, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Eastern Cape Province, Europe, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia (State), Global, Horn of Africa, India, Indian Ocean Islands, IndoChina, Indonesia, Japan 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 South Polar Skua is a large bird (though small compared to other skuas sometimes placed in Catharacta) that measures approximately 53 centimetres (21 in) in length. It breeds on Antarctic coasts, usually laying two eggs in November and December. Like other skuas, it will fly at the head of a human or other intruder approaching its nest. It is a migrant, wintering at sea in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In the eastern North Atlantic it is replaced by the Great Skua. ...
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