South polar skua flying towards camera

South polar skua

South polar skuas breed in Antarctica and the South Shetland islands, but can be found found as far afield as Australia, Brazil and Japan.

Scientific name: Stercorarius maccormicki

Rank: Species

Common names:

MacCormick’s Skua

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The South polar skua can be found in a number of locations including: Antarctica, Asia, Australia, South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the South polar skua distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Shorebirds
  6. Stercorariidae
  7. Skuas and jaegers
  8. South polar skua

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