|Subject:||South Polar Skua: Seasonal occurrence|
|From:||Peter Milburn <>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:01:14 +1000|
The following is an excerpt from Frank O'Connor's excellent reporet from the recent pelagic trip ex Perth WA.
"Suggestions were immediately made about South Polar Skua, but as they are extremely rare in Western Australia and usually only observed in Australia during northern migration in April, it was thought that this would be very unlikely."
We observe this species off the coast of NSW as a rarity from March through to late August as exemplified in the
Wollongong Pelagic Bird List.
Dr P.J. Milburn
ANU Biomolecular Resource Facility
John Curtin School of Medical Research
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
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