What is another word for skua?

8 synonyms found


[ skˈuːə], [ skˈuːə], [ s_k_ˈuː_ə]

Skua, also known as "bonxie," is a predatory bird with a powerful beak found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Synonyms for "skua" are available, such as the Antarctic jaeger or Parasitic jaeger. These birds are well-adapted to life in harsh environments and are known for their aggressive behavior, often stealing food from other birds. Another synonym for skua is the Arctic skua or Pomarine jaeger, which has a unique behavior of hunting for other seabirds by chasing them in the air. Skuas play vital roles in the ecosystem by controlling populations of seabirds and scavenging on carcasses, making them an important part of the food chain.

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The skua, named for its piercing cry, is a large, vulture-like New World bird. Rarely exceeding 4 feet in height and with a wingspan of up to 8 feet, these birds are the king of the cliff, penchant for soaring high into the sky.

Though classified as a New World species, the skua is found on all continents except Antarctica. In the wild, these birds inhabit barren, rocky cliffs, where they feed largely on carcasses left by other birds and on carrion. Falcons and harpy eagles also make an occasional appearance as skua prey.

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