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A Great Skua chick
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Great Skua chick
Image notes: This newly-born gets the close up treatment.
Species in Image: Great Skua
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00912

General details:  
Common Name Great Skua
Latin Name Stercorarius skua
Shetland Name Bonxie
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Stercorariidae
Common Family Name Skuas
Description Common breeding bird. Outside of the breeding season they range the Atlantic ocean for about seven months of the year. A long lived, hardy species, it is disliked by crofters & naturalists alike for the damage it does other to birds and to young lambs.
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