Great Skua (Catharacta skua)

Taxonomy

Monotypic
Also known as Bonxie or Northern Skua
 

Identification


 
 

Where and When

Photographs on the web

Adult with wing raised Taken in Norway by Jan Kåre Ness.

Detail of an adult probably in breeding condition From the birds of Foula, Shetland web site.
 
 

Literature

Catry P, Ratcliffe N, Furness RW (1997) Partnerships and mechanisms of divorce in the great skua. Anim. Behav. 54(6): p1475-1482 (Medline abstract)

Catry P, Furness RW (1997) Territorial intrusions and copulation behaviour in the great skua, Catharacta skua. Anim. Behav. 54(5): p1265-72 (Medline abstract)



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