Subantarctic (Brown) Skua
Catharacta (Stercorarius) antarctica
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'Save a Sub Antarctic Skua' - Fanjove Private Island      a film by pietro ciotti

 
The subantarctic or brown skua is a rare visitor to the East African coast. These photos and video were taken on Fanjove Island, courtesy of Pietro Ciotti. The bird weighed 1.2 kg initially, 1.6 on release; wing length, 40 cm; tail, 17 cm; and the beak, 5cm. The race is probably lonnbergi.
 

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Pietro Ciotti

Last Update this page: 12-28-13