South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki



Conservation Status

It is considered a Least Concern species globally, but population trends and migratory movements are unknown. Factors of threat are the high mortality of juveniles, and the storms. Studies are needed about its ecology, food and reproductive biology, perform monitoring of the species in Mexico, and suggest strategies for its conservation.

Effects of human activity on populations

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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: