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South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the South Polar Skua
eBird range map for South Polar Skua

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It breeds in the continent and Antarctic Peninsula, especially in the Ross Sea area Winters in northern Alaska and Greenland. Some nesting colonies are on western Mexico.

Stercorarius maccormicki is a migratory species, common to uncommon in the Mexican territory. The occurrence range of this species is approximately 100,000 - 1,000,000 de km2, and world population is estimated at 5,000 - 8,000 pairs.

Distribution outside the Americas

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This species spends most of his time flying over the sea in winter, and during the breeding season nesting on rocky islands.

Historical changes

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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: