Catharacta skua


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Noun1.Catharacta skua - large brown skua of the northern AtlanticCatharacta skua - large brown skua of the northern Atlantic
bonxie, skua - gull-like jaeger of northern seas
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One study found that about 38% of great skua (Catharacta skua) pellets were produced within six hours of a meal (Votier et al., 2001), suggesting that gulls could produce pellets or food remains at the first loafing site used after feeding.
Pellets as indicators of diet in great skuas Catharacta skua. Bird Study 48:373-376.
Variations in the size and growth of Great Skua Catharacta skua chicks in relation to adult age, hatching date, egg volume, brood size, and hatching sequence.