Origin of skua
Examples from the Web for skua
Three days later, at the call of the season, a skua gull came flapping over the Hut.
Skua gulls were plentiful and washed themselves, with a great flapping of wings, in the shallow waters at the edge of the lakes.
Attached to each rookery was a pair of skua gulls, who swooped down and quickly flew off with any eggs left for a moment untended.
Then all at once a Buffon's skua came overhead, flying low in the squally wind.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)|Arthur Cleveland Bent
The skua besides eats eggs of other birds, especially of eiders and geese.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
British Dictionary definitions for skua
Word Origin for skua
Word Origin and History for skua
type of predatory gull, 1670s, from Faeroese skugvur, related to Old Norse skufr "seagull, tuft, tassel," and possibly to skauf "fox's tail."