Mr. Dunn says he once saw, while shooting on Rona's Hill, a pair of skua gulls chase and completely beat off a large sea eagle.
His special dish was penguins and skua gulls in cream sauce.
The first saddle-back joining them, they presently succeeded in pulling the skua down.
Few birds are so courageous in defence of their nests as the skua.
skua gulls were present in considerable force, notably near the penguin rookeries.
But in that same instant the long beak of the skua caught it by the head.
An hour after breaking camp this morning two snowy petrels came sailing over us; a little while later a couple of skua gulls.
From the promontory came a cry: abrupt, strident—the hunger-note of a skua.
Then all at once a Buffon's skua came overhead, flying low in the squally wind.
The flight of the skua is stronger and more rapid than that of any other Gull.
type of predatory gull, 1670s, from Faeroese skugvur, related to Old Norse skufr "seagull, tuft, tassel," and possibly to skauf "fox's tail."