South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Saunders, H, 1893

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Stercorariidae Status: Vagrant to Madeira

South Polar Skua stercorarius maccormicki

Recommended birdwatching sea trips to watch this seabird

Zino’s Petrel Pelagic Expedition

Stercorarius maccormicki Biometrics

Wingspan: 125 - 135 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Total length: 51 - 54 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)

South Polar Skua stercorarius maccormicki


Madeira local status by Correia-Fagundes et al, 2021: Only 1 record
Madeira local status by Flood et al, 2013:: 1 accepted record
Conservation status by the IUCN Red List Categories, 2013: Least Concern ver 3.1

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