Great Skua

Stercorarius skua - Grand Labbe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Stercorariidés

  • Genus
    :

    Stercorarius

  • Species
    :

    skua

Descriptor

Brünnich, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 58 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 132 à 140 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1200 à 1650 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) is a species of bird in the Stercorariidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Grand Labbe,
  • Págalo Grande,
  • Mandrião-grande / Alcaide,
  • Skua,
  • Nagy halfarkas,
  • Grote Jager,
  • Stercorario maggiore,
  • Storlabb,
  • Storjo,
  • pomorník veľký,
  • chaluha velká,
  • Storkjove,
  • isokihu,
  • paràsit boreal,
  • Skúmur,
  • wydrzyk wielki,
  • lielā klijkaija,
  • velika govnačka,
  • Большой поморник,
  • オオトウゾクカモメ,
  • 北贼鸥,
  • 大賊鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m)

Geographic range

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