Ecology of the long-tailed skua
, Stercorarius longicaudus, at Scoresby Sund, East Greenland.
Since the mid-1980s, his team has been studying a great skua
breeding colony, analyzing bones and feathers in pellets that skuas
cough up after feeding.
Although identified as Great Skuas
(Bonxies), both these birds did not look quite right and provoked a lot of debate as to their identity.
is large and roomy and even includes a separate utility area.
It is likely that the arctic skua
, which has been on the beach seen since the new year, is getting its bearings having been blown off course.
The Spirit of Adventure cruises the icy waters of Antarctica Gentoo penguins protect their young from marauding skua
In the first of this new series, he travels to the windswept Shetland Isles to study the Arctic skua
Chlamydophila abortus in a Brown skua
(Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) from a subantarctic island.
He had denied taking the egg of a rare red throated diver and two eggs of the wild great skua
Royal Navy Lynx helicopters fired the 8-nmi-range Sea Skua
for the first time, sinking two Argentine patrol craft and damaging another, while Wessex helicopters also damaged the submarine Santa Fe with obsolete wire-guided AS- 12 missiles.
Only on Samoilovsky Island was the pellet set a mixture of skua
, raptor, and gull pellets.
Of the NT's three offshore oil projects, Skua
was recently abandoned, while Jabiru and Challis are nearing an end.
The male great skua
may be out at sea during the fight and come home to find a new mate waiting for him.
A great skua
(a gull-like, predatory bird), defending its nest in the Falkland Islands, proved too much, knocking out one of the most famous nature photographers of our time.
A Sabine's Gull and Pomarine Skua
were off Porth Colmon in Sunday's drizzle, and three more Poms flew past Bardsey with a Balearic Shearwater (and a pod of Risso's Dolphins).