Arctic Skua

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Colouring Brown back, grey-brown breast, whitish lower
Voice Loud and nasal, silent at sea
Feeds on Fish, small birds, voles and berries
Flight DIrect, easy and light
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Arctic Skua
Arctic Skua
Also Known As ..
Parasitic Jaeger
Page Last Updated 4/30/2018 7:33:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Stercorariidae
Species Stercorarius parasiticus
Category Skuas
StdName Arctic Skua
Vital Statistics
Length 37 to 44 cms
Weight 380 to 600 gms
Wingspan 97 to 115 cms
Lifespan 10 to 15 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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