Species Details


Pomarine Jaeger (Skua) Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Stercorarius pomarinus
Family : Laridae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Pomarine Skua
Habitat : S
Description : The Pomarine Skua is a pelagic bird with a heavy body and a prominent tail projection (adult bird length approximately 53 cm, wing 36 cm, bill 4 cm, mid toe without claw 4.4 cm, tail 19 cm). The female is larger than the male. The breeding male and female have two phases: light and dark. In the dark phase they look dark brown from above and yellowish white from below. In the light phase they have blackish brown upperparts, dark cap, yellow neck-sides, barred breast band.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: jomilo75(www.inaturalist.org/people/jomilo75),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mario Trejomore information, please contact us.