Adult Long-tailed Skua

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Colouring Grey-brown upper, white breast, black cap
Voice Wailing squeal
Feeds on Lemmings, voles and small birds
Flight Light and erratic
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Adult Long-tailed Skua
Adult Long-tailed Skua
Also Known As ..
Long-tailed Jaeger
Page Last Updated 4/15/2018 1:02:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Stercorariidae
Species Stercorarius longicaudus
Category Skuas
StdName Long-tailed Skua
Vital Statistics
Length 35 to 41 cms
Weight 250 to 450 gms
Wingspan 105 to 112 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States


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