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Catharacta antarctica II

Catharacta antarctica II
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Antarctica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 14:14
Viewed: 6013
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Esc˙a antßrctica.
Skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae. The three smaller skuas are called jaegers in North America.
The name skua comes from Faroese sk˙gvur IPA: [ˈskɪkvʊɹ] (Stercorarius skua), and the island of Sk˙voy is renowned for its colony of that bird. Jaeger is derived from the German word Jńger, meaning hunter.
Skuas nest on the ground in temperate and Arctic regions and are long-distance migrants.
Outside the breeding season they take fish, offal and carrion. Many are partial kleptoparasites, chasing gulls, terns and other seabirds to steal their catches; the larger species also regularly kill and eat adult birds, up to the size of Great Black-backed Gulls. On the breeding grounds they commonly eat lemmings, and the eggs and young of other birds.

Information source
Other Brown Skua
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This photo is taken in King George Island
in Antarctica. Original format.

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  • ilvao Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2008-06-30 23:25]

Hi Ferran,
Thanks for the photo and the information
What a big bird !

A very nice photo

I wonder what info you could find out about this bird from its ring on its leg?

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