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Brown Skuas
Two species of skuas are commonly seen in the Antarctic Peninsula, South Polars and Browns. Skuas are opportunistic feeders, both hunters and scavengers. They eat fish and krill as well as chasing shags and terns in flight to force them to disgorge their meals. Skuas are often observed flying low over penguin colonies or standing guard at the edges lest a chick be left unguarded for just a brief moment. They eat penguin eggs, chicks and full grown adults if they can get one. Sometimes they work in teams of two to more effectively catch their prey.

Stepping Stones Island, Antarctic Peninsula