Great Skua

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Colouring Streaked dark brown upper, dark lower, black legs
Voice Barking
Feeds on Fish, birds, offal, carrion and eggs
Flight Low and heavy, slow wingbeats
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Great Skua
Great Skua
Page Last Updated 5/2/2018 5:36:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Stercorariidae
Species Stercorarius skua
Category Skuas
StdName Great Skua
Vital Statistics
Length 50 to 58 cms
Weight 1200 to 2000 gms
Wingspan 125 to 140 cms
Lifespan 10 to 20 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NARNorth America
Country USRUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Great Skua (Species=Stercorarius skua / Standard Name=Great Skua)