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Southern Skua

Stercorarius antarcticus (Lesson, 1831)

The Brown Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus), also known as the Antarctic Skua, Subantarctic Skua, Southern Great Skua, Southern Skua, or Hākoakoa (Māori), is a large seabird that breeds in the subantarctic and Antarctic zones and moves further north when not breeding. Its taxonomy is highly complex and a matter of dispute, with some splitting it into two or three species: Falkland Skua (S. antarcticus), Tristan Skua (S. hamiltoni), and Subantarctic Skua (S. lönnbergi). To further confuse, it hybridizes with both the South Polar and Chilean Skuas, and the entire group have been considered subspecies of the Great Skua, a species otherwise restricted to the Northern Hemisphere. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Stercorariidae
Genus:
  Stercorarius

Scientific:
  Stercorarius antarcticus

Citation:
  (Lesson, 1831)

Reference:
  TraitedOrn. livr.8 p.616

Protonym:
  Lestris antarcticus

Avibase ID:
  FF895105AB0ABCE1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FF895105

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 660061

Geographic range:

  • Stercorarius antarcticus antarcticus: Falkland Is. and se Argentina; winters off se South America
  • Stercorarius antarcticus hamiltoni: Tristan da Cunha and Gough I.
English:
Southern Skua
Czech:
chaluha jižní
German:
Antarktis Skua
Danish:
Sydlig Storkjove
Spanish:
Págalo Subantártico
Finnish:
etelänkihu
French:
Labbe antarctique
Italian:
Stercorario antartico
Japanese:
minamiootouzokukamome
Japanese:
ミナミオオトウゾクカモメ
Dutch:
Subantarctische Grote Jager
Norwegian:
Sørhavsjo
Polish:
wydrzyk falklandzki
Portuguese:
Mandrião-antártico
Portuguese (Brazil):
Mandrião-antártico
Russian:
Антарктический поморник
Slovak:
pomorník antarktický
Swedish:
Antarktislabb
Ukrainian:
Поморник фолклендський
Chinese:
棕贼鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarcticus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Labbe antarctique ( Stercorarius antarctica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Catharacta skua antarctica [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Southern Skua ( Catharacta antarctica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Southern Skua ( Stercorarius antarctica) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Stercorarius [antarcticus or lonnbergi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Bruinroofmeeu
Catalan: Paràsit subantàrtic
Czech: Chaluha jižní
Danish: Sydlig Storkjove
German: Antarktis Skua, Skua, Subantarktikskua, Subantarktis Skua
English: Antarctic Jaeger, Antarctic Skua, Brown Jaeger, Brown Skua, Falkland Skua, Falklands Jaeger, Falklands Skua, Southern Great Jaeger, Southern Great Skua, Southern Jaeger, Southern Skua, Subantarctic Jaeger, Subantarctic Skua
English (New Zealand): Brown/Southern Skua
English (South Africa): Subantarctic Skua
Spanish: Escúa polar, Págalo Subantártico, Skúa Antártica, Skúa Artártica
Spanish (Argentine): Escúa polar
Spanish (Chile): Salteador pardo
Spanish (Spain): Págalo Subantártico
Spanish (Uruguay): Skúa Antártica, Skúa Artártica
Estonian: patagoonia änn
Persian: اسکوآی قهوه‌ای
Finnish: Etelänkihu
French: Grand Labbe subantarctique, Labbe antarctique
Hungarian: barna halfarkas
Italian: Stercorario antartico
Japanese: minamiootouzokukamome
Japanese: ミナミオオトウゾクカモメ
Scientific: Catharacta antarctica, Catharacta antarctica antarctica, Catharacta antarctica batchelori, Catharacta skua antarctica, Lestris antarcticus, Megalestris antarctica falklandica, Stercorarius antarctica, Stercorarius antarcticus, Stercorarius antarcticus antarcticus
Lithuanian: Antarktinis plėšikas
Latvian: brūnā klijkaija
Malagasy: Sombe, Vorondreky
Maori: Hakoakoa
Malayalam: തവിടൻ സ്കുവ
Dutch: Antarctische Jager, Subantarctische Grote Jager
Norwegian: Sørhavsjo
Polish: wydrzyk falklandzki
Portuguese: Gaivota-rapineira, Mandrião-antártico, Moleiro-subantárctico
Portuguese (Brazil): Mandrião-antártico
Portuguese (Portugal): Alcaide-castanho
Russian: Антарктический поморник
Slovak: Pomorník antarktický
Swedish: Antarktisk labb, Antarktislabb
Turkish: Kahverengi Korsanmartı
Ukrainian: Поморник фолклендський
Chinese: 棕贼鸥, 褐贼鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 棕賊鷗

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