The Brown skua – Stercorarius antarcticus is a large migratory seabird of the family Stercorariidae in the Order Charadriiformes. It breeds on isolated islands in the subantartic oceans and outside the breeding season it spends it’s life at sea in the southern oceans. In the AWB Region it has been noted as Accidental in the coastal waters of UAE and Oman. It feeds extensively by pirating fish from other seabirds, a habit known as kleptoparasitism.
Order: Charadriiformes Family: Stercorariidae Genus: Stercorarius
Species...Stercorarius antarcticus Brown skua - Species - ebird.org Brown skua - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Brown skua - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Brown skua - Database - avibase Brown skua - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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