Arctic Skua
Fact File
Taken at Handa Island on 5th July 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
 

In Flight
Taken at Handa Island on 5th July 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

Fact File
 
Acrtic Skua
Latin Name :
Order:
Family:
AKA:
Stercorarius parasiticus.
Charadriiformes.
Stercorariidae.
Parasitic jaeger.
Site Of Nest
Food:

Voice:

Plumage:


Length:
Wingspan
Eggs:

Voice:
Dry tundra, higher fells and islands.
Rodents, small birds and insects but also
robs gulls and terns of their catch.
Usually silent but mewing and wialing
on the breeding grounds.
Brown back, mainly white underparts and dark primary wing feathers with a white "flash". The head and neck are yellowish-white with a black cap and there is a pointed central tail projection.
41 - 48 cms.
107 - 125 cms.
Up to 4. Olive brown.
Usually silent but mewing and wialing on the breeding grounds.