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Great skua - Stercorarius skua  Great Skua,Stercorarius skua Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Great skua - Stercorarius skua

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  1. Spectacular! I love the detail, it looks like you put some good work into the post-processing to bring out the colors in their underside :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. wonderful perspective. how close were you when you took this with a wide angle? Posted 3 years ago

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The great skua is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. The name skua is believed to originate from the Faroese ''sk├║vur'' and is the only known bird name to originate from the Faroes that has come into regular use elsewhere. In Britain, it is sometimes known by the name bonxie, a Shetland name of Norse origin.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca
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By Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca

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Uploaded Dec 7, 2012.