Arctic skua (2143/2460)

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Arctic skuas are a migratory species, similar in appearance to a large gull, which can be seen in New Zealand through summer. They are often seen harassing terns and gulls to force them to give up their food.

Common names
Arctic skua, parasitic jaeger
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
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