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A Pomarine Skua amongst gulls
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Pomarine Skua amongst gulls
Image notes: Photographed from the Krisona, a fishing boat from Yell, fishing near Unst. 
Species in Image: Kittiwake, Great Black-backed Gull, Pomarine Skua
Date: 1985,26th.Oct.
Area: Unst
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00995

General details:  
Common Name Great Black-backed Gull
Latin Name Larus marinus
Shetland Name Swaabie
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Laridae
Common Family Name Gulls
Description A common breeding bird. Resident. The population was estimated by seabird 2000 at 2000 to 2200 pairs. Although not as aggressive as the Great Skua, they nevertheless take a great many young birds out of seabird colonies and ducklings from lochs.
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