South polar skua

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phylum Chordata The south polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. An older name for the bird is MacCormick’s skua, after explorer and naval surgeon Robert McCormick, who first collected the type specimen. This species and the other large southern hemisphere skuas, together with great skua, are sometimes placed in a separate genus Catharacta.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Charadriiformes
family Stercorariidae
genus Stercorarius
species S. maccormicki