Skuas (Stercorariidae)

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) - HBW 3, p. 570

French: Labbe pomarin German: Spatelraubmöwe Spanish: Págalo Pomarino
Other common names: Pomarine/Pomatarhine Jaeger

Taxonomy: Lestris pomarinus Temminck, 1815, Arctic regions of Europe.
May actually be more closely related to Catharacta skua, than to either of congeners (see page 556). Monotypic.

Distribution: Tundra of N Russia, N Alaska and N Canada. Winters at sea close to coasts, mainly between Tropic of Cancer and equator, and around Australia.