Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)

Series of measured illustrations of the Great Skua

The Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) is a seabird with a gray-brown plumage, short tail, and is about the size of a herring gull. Great skuas are native to the North Atlantic Ocean and can mainly be found Iceland and in the islands north of England. The diet of the great skuas mainly consists of fish, birds, and carrion. They may also eat insects and small mammals that are no bigger than a rabbit. Great skuas like to nest on the treeless islands with little vegetation. Great skuas are not in danger of extinction and are listed as least concern.

Group of dimensioned drawings of the Great Skua flying

The Great Skua has a wingspan in the range of 49.2”-55.1” (125-140 cm) and total weight of 2.6-4.4 lb (1.2-2 kg). The body of the Great Skua has an overall length between 20.9”-22.8” (53-58 cm), body width of 7.5”-8.3” (19-21 cm), and standing height of roughly 13.4”-15.2” (34-38.5 cm). The typical lifespan of the Great Skua is between 22-36 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
13.4”-15.2” | 34-38.5 cm
Width:
49.2”-55.1” | 125-140 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
20.9”-22.8” | 53-58 cm
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Weight:
2.6-4.4 lb | 1.2-2 kg
Area:
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Body Width: 7.5”-8.3” | 19-21 cm

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Scientific Name:
Stercorarius skua
Lifespan:
22-36 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Great Skua side view, front, flying (assorted)

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Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.

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