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Skuas and Jaegers

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Containing group: Charadriiformes

Other Names for Stercorarius


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Scientific Name Stercorarius skua
Location Auster-Skaftafellssysla, Iceland
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Great Skua - Catharacta skua - Skúmur
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Ómar Runólfsson
Scientific Name Stercorarius
Location Antarctica
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Skua landing
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2005 robert bingham
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