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2011-12-03 12:17:36

In order to identify the flight routes of the birds, postgraduate Matthias Kopp, under the guidance of Dr. Peter, equipped South Polar skuas with geolocators in their breeding areas on King George Island, about 120 kilometers off the Antarctic Mainland. Thus he has been screening their position data over a period of several years, followed by an analysis together with British colleagues and a scientist from Switzerland. "With the help of these data we can now for the first time...

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2009-01-19 08:20:00

Warm, snow-free airstrips in Antarctica have attracted some unwelcome visitors, a group of birds that are now a dangerous threat to planes. Air traffic experts are looking for ways to scare off the south polar skuas, a large and aggressive brown seabird, without harming them. Currently, the birds are protected by the 47-nation Antarctic Treaty, which declares the frozen continent a nature reserve. At the British Rothera research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, about 100 skuas often...


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2008-12-26 09:38:56

The Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus), is a species of seabird that breeds in the far north of Eurasia and North America. Its nesting habitat is Arctic tundra and islands. It is migratory and winters at sea in the tropical oceans. In North America this bird is known as the Pomarine Jaeger. It is difficult to identify this species as it is similar to the Arctic Skua and it exists in three distinct color morphs or phases. Pomarine Skuas are larger than Common Gulls. They are much...

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2008-12-26 07:51:57

The South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), is a species of seabird that is found on the Antarctic coasts. It is migratory and winters at sea in the Pacific Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In the eastern North Atlantic Ocean it is replaced by the Great Skua. It was formerly known as the MacCormick's Skua as its binomial was named after the naval surgeon Robert McCormick, who collected the type specimen. This is a large Skua which is nearly 21 inches long. It has a massive barrel chest...

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2008-12-18 21:50:15

The Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus), is a seabird in the Skua family Stercorariidae. It is found in the high Arctic of Eurasia and North America. Large populations are found in Russia, Alaska and Canada, and other smaller populations are scattered around the rest of the Arctic. It winters in the south Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Many juveniles will hunt for food on golf courses and plowed fields and are usually quite fearless of humans. It is the smallest Skua at 15 inches in...

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