great skua
noun Date: circa 1954 a large seabird (Stercorarius skua syn. Catharacta skua) that is related to the jaegers, has dusky plumage and broad rounded wings, breeds chiefly along arctic and antarctic shores, and forages over most cold and temperate seas

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  • Great Skua — Taxobox name = Great Skua status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Stercorariidae genus = Stercorarius species = S. skua binomial = Stercorarius skua binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • great skua — didysis plėšikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Catharacta skua; Stercorarius skua angl. great skua vok. Skua, f rus. большой поморник, m pranc. grand labbe, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pietiniai plėšikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Great Skua — didysis plėšikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Stercorarius skua angl. Great Skua vok. Große Raubmöwe …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • great skua — great′ sku′a n. orn See under skua 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • great skua — noun large brown skua of the northern Atlantic • Syn: ↑Catharacta skua • Hypernyms: ↑skua, ↑bonxie …   Useful english dictionary

  • great skua. — See under skua (def. 1). [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • great skua — noun A large seabird, Stercorarius skua. Syn: bonxie …   Wiktionary

  • great skua. — See under skua (def. 1). [1950 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skua — Taxobox name = Skuas image caption = Pomarine Skua image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Stercorariidae familia authority = Gray, 1871 genus = Stercorarius genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • skua — /skyooh euh/, n. 1. Also called bonxie. any of several large brown gull like predatory birds of the genus Catharacta, related to jaegers, esp. C. skua (great skua), of colder waters of both northern and southern seas. 2. Brit. jaeger (def. 1).… …   Universalium

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