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Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus), Sturmanov, 76.00N 96.30E, Coast of Taimyr, Russia, July 1990

Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus), Sturmanov, 76.00N 96.30E, Coast of Taimyr, Russia, July 1990

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Uploaded 01 Apr 2013 by Peter Prokosch
The long-tailed skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) is the smallest and most slender of the skuas. The long-tailed skua has a circumpolar distribution in Arctic regions. Within the former German-Soviet Environmental Agreement in the years 1989-1991 3 biological expeditions to the Taimyr peninsular in northernmost Siberia were performed. They laid the ground for the establishment (1993) of the Great Arctic Reserve (Zapovednik). The Taimyr peninsular is covered by the most extensive and northe ...
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