South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki


Diet and Foraging


In breeding colonies, it feeds on rodents, fish and occasionally eggs and chicks of penguins. In the open ocean, feeds on small fish and squid.

Foraging Behavior

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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: