SOUTH POLAR SKUA

(Catharacta maccormicki)

Also known as McCormick's Skua

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Roberts VI / VII 311 / 308
Clements 2000 66.0020
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
60-3

 

A medium bird (53 to 61 cm), breeding on the Antarctic mainland and adjacent islands. It is a very rare non-breeding vagrant to southern African waters. It inhabits the open ocean and is highly gregarious and aggressive in its habits. It feeds on regurgitated fish.

 

List of Stamps showing South Polar Skua

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Argentine 2824   2001 75c
British Antarctic Territories 0143   1985 7p
British Antarctic Territories 0298 0284 1998 50p
Mocambique MS 1624   2002 10 000 Mt
Peru 1759 1447 1991 0,45i/m
Ross Islands 0009a 0009 1972 3c
Ross Islands 0021 0021 1994 5c
Ross Islands     1999 5c
Sweden 1468 1558 1989 3k30