Food and breeding success of the Long-tailed Skua
at Scoresby Sund, Northeast Greenland.
From left, long-billed dowitche, snow bunting and arctic skua
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.
The impact of predation by Great Skuas
on other seabird populations at a Shetland colony.
While we queued for our Zodiac back to ship, what appeared to be a momentary mix-up between parents saw their chick snatched by a skua
and the distress it caused was not lost on the parents among us.
Three small inshore and creel fishing vessels, the Jenny, the Alata and the Skua
, were also damaged.
There was the occasion when two islanders in their fishing boat encountered a great skua
holding down and drowning an eider duck.
In the first of this new series, he travels to the windswept Shetland Isles to study the Arctic skua
He had denied taking the egg of a rare red throated diver and two eggs of the wild great skua
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.
Together, the 2 new weapons will replace the current Sea Skua
A Velvet Scoter was an unseasonal find off Aberdysynni and Monday's southerly winds brought an Arctic Skua