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A Pomarine Skua flies with gulls
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Pomarine Skua flies with gulls
Image notes: Photographed from the Krisona, together with Kittiwakes and other gulls
Species in Image: Kittiwake, Pomarine Skua
Date: 1985, 26th.Oct.
Area: Unst
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01044

General details:  
Common Name Kittiwake
Latin Name Rissa tridactyla
Shetland Name Rippek Maa
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Laridae
Common Family Name Gulls
Description Summer visitor to the coasts in large numbers in the past, now declining rapidly. The predation of the Great Skua has played a part in this sad decline. Together with the failure of the sandeels to shoal in their usual abundance.
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