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Brown Skua/Southern Skua Stercorarius antarcticus  
Brown Skua/Southern Skua
Photographer : © Tharanga Herath
Location :Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka
Date : 16 November 2011
English synonyms:Brown Jaeger, Southern Jaeger, Antarctic Skua, Antarctic Jaeger, Falkland Skua, Falklands Skua, Falklands Jaeger, Southern Great Jaeger, Southern Great Skua, Subantarctic Jaeger, Subantarctic Skua
Bird Family :Stercorariidae - Skuas & Jaegers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This bird was being kept & fed by the wildlife conservation officers at the gate of the national park, after having been, apparently rescued by fishermen. The bird seemed to be unable to fly though no injury could be observed. - TH