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South Polar Skua (Catharacta maccormicki), Antarctic Peninsular

The South Polar Skua, which breeds in snow-free areas of Antarctica, sometimes associated with penguin rookeries, looks very similar as the Great Skua of the Northern hemisphere. The species is pelagic in the Southern winter and feeding at sea. It winters as far North as Greenland, where it could be mistaken as Great Skua. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/3164

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental fauna Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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