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Great Skua
Stercorarius skua (Brünnich, 1764)
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Stercorariidae
Genus:
  Stercorarius

Scientific:
  Stercorarius skua

Citation:
  (Brünnich, 1764)

Reference:
  Orn.Boreal. p.33

Protonym:
  Catharacta Skua

Avibase ID:
  BB041C6E5DB73FC7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BB041C6E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 660059

Geographic range:

  • Stercorarius skua: Arctic nw Eurasia; ranges to Mediterranean and n S America
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Great Skua
Czech:
  chaluha velká
German:
  Skua
Danish:
  Storkjove
Spanish:
  Págalo Grande
Finnish:
  isokihu
French:
  Grand Labbe
Icelandic:
  Skúmur
Italian:
  Stercorario maggiore
Japanese:
  ootouzokukamome
Japanese:
  オオトウゾクカモメ
Dutch:
  Grote Jager
Norwegian:
  Storjo
Polish:
  wydrzyk wielki
Portuguese:
  Moleiro-grande
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Mandrião-grande
Russian:
  Большой поморник
Slovak:
  pomorník veľký
Swedish:
  storlabb
Chinese:
  北贼鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
    Catharacta skua skua
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
    Catharacta skua skua
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
    Stercorarius skua skua
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Grand Labbe ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Grand Labbe ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Catharacta skua skua [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Great Skua ( Catharacta skua) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Great Skua ( Stercorarius skua) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Stercorarius skua [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Stercorarius skua [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Suidpoolroofmeeu
Asturian: Cágalu
Belarusian: Паморнік вялікі
Bulgarian: Голям морелетник, Скуа
Breton: Ar sparfell-vor bras
Catalan: Paràsit boreal, Paràsit gros
Catalan (Balears): Paràsit gros
Czech: Chaluha velká
Welsh: Gwylan frech, Sgiwen fawr, Ysgiwen fawr, Ysgiwen fwyaf
Danish: Storkjove
German: Grosse Raubmöwe, GroßeRaubmöwe, Skua
Greek: Αετοληστόγλαρος, Πειρατής
English: Bonxie, Brown Skua, Common Skua, Great Jaeger, Great Skua, Northern Jaeger, Northern Skua, Skua, Southern Skua
Esperanto: granda rabmevo
Spanish: Escúa común, Págalo Grande
Spanish (Argentine): Escúa común, Escúa Grande
Spanish (Colombia): Págalo Grande
Spanish (Spain): Págalo Grande
Spanish (Mexico): págalo grande
Spanish (Uruguay): Skúa Chilena
Spanish (Venezuela): Salteador Mayor
Estonian: Suuränn
Basque: Marikoi handia, Paràsit gros
Finnish: Isokihu
Faroese: Skúgvur, Skúvur
French: Grand Labbe, Labbe catharacte
Irish: Meirleach Mór
Gaelic: Bonxie, Fàsgadair Mòr, Fasgadair Mor Tuilleag, Fàsgadan
Galician: palleira grande, Paràsit gros
Manx: Maarliagh Marrey
Hebrew: חמסן גדול, חמסן גדול גמלוני
Croatian: Veliki pomornik
Hungarian: Nagy halfarkas
Icelandic: Skúmur
Italian: Stercorario maggiore
Japanese: ootouzokukamome
Japanese: オオトウゾクカモメ
Cornish: Gwagel
Latin: Catharacta skua, Catharacta skua skua, Megalestris skua, Stercocarius skua, Stercorarius skua, Stercorarius skua skua
Luxembourgish: Skua
Lithuanian: Didysis plešikas, Didysis plėšikas
Latvian: Lielā klijkaija
Maori: Hakoakoa
Maltese: Ċiefa Kbira, Skua Prima
Dutch: Grote Jager
Norwegian: Storjo
Polish: Skua, Wydrzyk dlugosterny, Wydrzyk długosterny, wydrzyk wielki
Portuguese: dizimeiro, dizimeiro-grande, Gaivota rapineira grande, gaivota-rapineira, gaivota-rapineira-grande, mandrião-antártico, mandrião-chileno, mandrião-do-sul, mandrião-grande, Mandrião-grande / Alcaide, moleiro grande, Moleiro-grande
Portuguese (Brazil): dizimeiro, dizimeiro-grande, gaivota-rapineira, gaivota-rapineira-grande, mandrião-antártico, mandrião-chileno, mandrião-do-sul, mandriao-grande, Mandrião-grande, moleiro-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): Alcaide
Romansh: muetta gronda
Romanian: Lup de mare atlantic
Russian: Большой поморник, Поморник большой
Northern Sami: Áhpeháskil
Slovak: pomorník skua, pomorník veľký
Slovenian: velika govnacka, velika govnačka
Serbian: Veliki pomornik
Swedish: Storlabb
Turkish: Büyük Korsan Martı, Büyük Korsanmartı, büyük korsanmarty
Ukrainian: Великий поморник, Поморник великий
Chinese: 中贼鸥, 北贼鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 大賊鷗

 

         

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