Catharacta maccormicki   Saunders,  1893 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Stercorariidae

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Description
Size: 53 cm.

Habits: Follows ships, otherwise like Brown Skua.

A medium sized skua with short bill and tarsus, white flashes at base of upper and underside of primaries. Adult: (Pale Morph): Completely pale head vent and undertail coverts, (Dark Morph): Uniformly dark brown or blackish with large white underwing flash, pale nape and band across forehead. Juvenile: Greyer than adult, head and underparts pale to medium grey, upperparts dark grey.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• South Polar Skua (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• MALDIVES

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • oceanwanderers.com Available at - http://www.oceanwanderers.com/
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2013-02-11

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