Great Skua (Catharacta skua)

The following are some photographs of a Great Skua.

Hillarys Fishing Trip June 1997

Great Skuas are commonly seen off the southern and south west coast of Western Australia in winter.  They often come to the boat during pelagic trips.  They can fairly easily be seen from the coast as far north as Perth.  They often harass other birds such as gulls, terns and shearwaters until they drop food.

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