Great skua

Stercorarius skua

The great skua is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. The name skua is believed to originate from the Faroese ''skúvur'' 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.