[ skˈuːə], [ skˈuːə], [ s_k_ˈuː_ə]
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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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