South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki

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Behavior

Behavior

It eats on the water surface catching small fish and squid. They also practice piracy, stealing prey from other seabirds, bullying them until they drop their food.

Social and interspecific behavior

It forms large flocks at sea, joins with other seabirds on large schools of fish.

Recommended Citation

South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/sopsku1