bonxie

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  • noun

Synonyms for bonxie

gull-like jaeger of northern seas

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Wouldn't it be ironic if the pleas of Scotland's fishermen at last got a hearing in Brussels not because the Commission are worried about fishermen's children being deprived, but because it can't bear the thought of starving bonxies gobbling up hapless puffins and guillemots.
Great skuas,also often referred to as Bonxies, their oldNorse namest ill used on Shetland where they breed,can tackle birds as big as gannets and have no fear attacking people that make the mistake of venturing to close to a nest.
The great skua is known to birders across the UK by its Shetland name - bonxie.
Built like a gull on steroids, the bonxie is streaked brown with a huge, cruelly hooked bill.