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Great Skua flies across bright sky
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Image details:  
Image Description: Great Skua flies across bright sky
Image notes: In full flight, this Bonxie is on patrol.
Species in Image: Great Skua, Common Gull
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00915

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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