Great skua

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The Great skua – Stercorarius skua is a large migratory species of Type – seabird, the Family Stercorariidae and the Order Charadriiformes. It breeds on islands and isolated coasts of the North Atlantic, from Ireland up into the Arctic and winters at sea in the N Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In the AWB Region it winters off the coasts of W Africa, the Maghreb states, the S coast of Turkey, the Levant, N Sinai, N Egypt and NE Libya, it is absent from SE Tunisia and NW Libya.

Type - seabird - nests in small ground depression and lined with grass,
Summer Habitat - breeds on coastal moorlands and rocky islands, 
Winter Habitat - winters at sea in the N Atlantic, with fewer numbers entering the Mediterranean,

Order:	Charadriiformes
Family:	Stercorariidae
Genus:	Stercorarius

Species - Stercorarius skua
Great skua - Species - ebird.org
Great skua - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Great skua - Species - npolar.no
Great skua - Birds - wildlifetrusts.org
Great skua - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Great skua - Images - google.com
Great skua - Video - youtube.com
Great skua - Datazone - birdlife.org

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