An adult Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean This skua is often referred to as Antarctic Skua (or vice versa); the taxonomy of Skuas is still a matter of dispute. Other names (probably owing to the high level of hybridization in this species) include Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua or Subantarctic Skua.


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Image ID: 0131565-MNO.jpg

An adult Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica) on South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean This skua is often referred to as Antarctic Skua (or vice versa); the taxonomy of Skuas is still a matter of dispute. Other names (probably owing to the high level of hybridization in this species) include Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua or Subantarctic Skua.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

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