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How to use skua in a sentence
Giant petrels and skua gulls swarmed in flocks round the seals' and penguins' carcases.
skua gulls mysteriously appeared, snow petrels hovered along the rocky ridges and odd seals landed on the wind-raked harbour ice.
A venturesome skua gull appeared at lunch time, just as an observation for latitude was being taken.
A very inquisitive skua gull—the first sign of life we had seen thus far—flew around the tent and settled on the snow near by.
Masses of Adelie penguins and chicks constituted the main population, and skua gulls with eggs were also observed.
British Dictionary definitions for skua
any predatory gull-like bird of the family Stercorariidae, such as the great skua or bonxie (Stercorarius skua) or arctic skua (S. parasiticus) both of which harass terns or gulls into dropping or disgorging fish they have caught
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