Skua Animal Pictures

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Great Skua in flight on blue sky background.

Great Skua in flight on blue sky background.
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Skuas have an average wingspan of 48 inches.

Close-up view of a Great Skua on a gray beach

Close-up view of a Great Skua on a gray beach
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Skuas, like this great skua, are brown or gray with white markings on their wings.

Chilean skua (Stercorarius chilensis) sea bird close up

Chilean skua (Stercorarius chilensis) sea bird close up
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Most skuas, like this Chilean skua, have long bills with hooked tips.

Skua South polar in Antarctica

Skua South polar in Antarctica
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Most skuas have webbed feet and sharp claws. This is a South Polar skua.

A brown skua chick spreads its wings on a sandy spot

A brown skua chick spreads its wings on a sandy spot
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Skuas, like this brown skua chick, leave the nest between 24 and 55 days after hatching.