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skua:

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, common name for several members of the family Stercorariidae, member of a family of hawklike sea birds closely related to the gull and the tern. The skua is also a member of this family.
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skua

any predatory gull-like bird of the family Stercorariidae, such as the great skua or bonxie (Stercorarius skua) or arctic skua (S. parasiticus) both of which harass terns or gulls into dropping or disgorging fish they have caught
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The Spirit of Adventure cruises the icy waters of Antarctica Gentoo penguins protect their young from marauding skua
In the Shetland Isles, which are closer to the Arctic circle than London, his search for clues leads to an attack from one of Britain's more aggressive wild inhabitants - the Arctic skua.
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Black Terns were at Aber Ogwen and Porthmadog's Glaslyn Marshes last Thursday, while Pomarine and Long-tailed Skuas flew past Criccieth and Ynys Enlli (Bardsey) respectively earlier in the week.
On Inishark island off the Connemara coast, the presenter risks the wrath of dive-bombing great skuas as they protect their nest.
Such information would allow us to explore the factors giving rise to such unusually large clutches among jaegers and skuas.
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Unst does make plenty of guest appearances in his current show, including an ode to the "bonxies" or Great Skuas, which notoriously divebomb anyone who comes near their nests.