Arctic skuas pair up and defend feeding territories from their neighbours in the Arctic, but elsewhere they form colonies with small territories within them. As well as squabbling with the neighbours, they steal fish from other birds such as terns and puffins.
Scientific name: Stercorarius parasiticus
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1