Tag: Pomarine Skua

The incidence of nonbreeding by adult Great Skuas and Parasitic Jaegers from Foula, Shetland

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) Science Article 1 abstract Several recent studies of seabirds have found high levels of nonbreeding by experienced adults. By contrast, just 8.9% (range 4-14%) of experienced Great Skuas (Catharacta skua) on Foula, Shetland Islands, deferred breeding between 1989-1996. For Parasitic Jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus), a corresponding value of 5.5% (range 3-8%) was […]

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Stercorariidae | [latin] Stercorarius pomarinus | [UK] Pomarine Skua | [FR] Labbe pomarin | [DE] Spatel-Raubmowe | [ES] Pagalo pomarino | [NL] Middelste Jager Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The Pomarine Jaeger is the largest of the jaegers. Adults have long central tail feathers that are twisted 90 degrees, but these […]