Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Skuas and Jaegers :: Brown Skua
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarctica
Described by: Lesson (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Subantarctic Skua, Southern Skua, Falkland Skua, Antarctic Skua, Lonnberg's Skua
Old scientific name(s): Stercorarius antarcticus, Stercorarius antarcticus, Cartharacta antarctica
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(1) Se. South America and s. Atlantic Ocean in the Falkland Is. and s. Argentina from Chubut to Tierra del Fuego. Recorded off Brazil (Bahia).
(2) Gough, Inaccessible Is. and Tristan da Cunha Is. Ranges to s. Australia off sw. Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria (Portland) n. to c. New South Wales (Wollongong) and Tasmania.
(3) Subantractic islands of Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean on Bouvet, Prince Edward, Marion, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, Macquarie, Auckland, Campbell, Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Chatham, South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland Is., as well as on the Antarctic Peninsula (s. to 65°S) and the coast of New Zealand (South Island, Fiordland and Stewart Is.).
Disperses n. to Tropical waters and at least to the s. Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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