Brown or Antarctic Skuas

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Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or Hākoakoa (Māori)


Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or HākoakoaThe Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica) is also known as the Antarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or Hākoakoa (Māori).


Distribution / Range

This seabird breeds in the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic zones and moves further north when not breeding.

It hybridizes with the South Polar and Chilean Skuas.


Diet / Feeding

It feeds on fish (often via kleptoparasitism - stealing prey from another), small mammals, scraps, chicks, eggs and carrion.

Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or HākoakoaBrown Skua (Stercorarius antarctica), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or Hākoakoa (Māori)Brown Skua



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