Kōrero: Gulls, terns and skuas

Subantarctic skua adults and chick

Subantarctic skua adults and chick

Subantarctic skua chicks have to beg aggressively to be fed by their parents, and a quieter sibling may be quickly outgrown by its better-fed rival. Adults are territorial, sending off intruders with vicious swooping attacks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10029520
Photograph by Peter J. McClelland

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Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Skuas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8929/subantarctic-skua-adults-and-chick (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015