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Great Skua

Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the story and sound of the great skua.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the Great Skua. Great skuas are often known as bonxies - their local name in Shetland where most of the UK's population breeds. Almost two thirds of the world's great skuas nest here or on Orkney.

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Sun 7 Aug 2016 08:58

Great Skua (Catharacta skua)

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