Great Skua

Taxidermy case of adult female and adult male Great Skua (light form) by Edward Hart.

Taxidermy case of adult female and adult male Great Skua (light form). According to Edward Hart, writing on 6 May 1927, 'Left (no 1): adult female, winter plumage, September 1871; right (no 2). adult male, winter plumage, October 1879. Shot by me in Christchurch Bay. In November 1887 I witnessed one of these Skuas chase about on the mudflats a wounded Wigeon, which it killed and partially devoured. Sexes alike, summer and winter plumage differ. Mounted by me'.

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