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A Pomarine Skua in flight
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Pomarine Skua in flight
Image notes: "Off with Krisona looking at skuas. Up to 8 around the boat all day, mainly adults."  Diary 26th.Oct. 1985
Species in Image: Pomarine Skua
Date: 1985
Area: Unst
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01042

General details:  
Common Name Pomarine Skua
Latin Name Stercorarius pomarinus
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Stercorariidae
Common Family Name Skuas
Description A rare passage migrant, they winter off West Africa and flocks are sometimes seen from the West Mainland of Shetland in spring and autumn.
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