French: Labbe du Chili German: Chileskua Spanish: Págalo chileno
Stercorarius antarcticus b. chilensis
Coastal SC Chile (Concepción) and S Argentina (Deseado) to S Tierra del Fuego. Apparently winters mainly along coasts of Chile and Argentina, extending N to N Peru and possibly E to W Falkland Is.
53–58 cm; 1100–1700 g; wingspan 130–138 cm. Brown dorsal plumage with bright cinnamon underparts in many but not all individuals; lesser and median... read more
Mainly vocal on the breeding grounds. Long-call is a series of 10–12 short nasal barks. Calls... read more
Marine, apparently predominantly coastal, and occurring especially in channels and straits. Breeds... read more
Food and feeding
Largely unknown. Dense gull-like colonial nesting suggests feeding may be more gull-like than skua-like. Species will visit bird colonies,... read more
Starts Nov. Colonial, sometimes at high nesting density similar to large gulls and unlike all other skuas. Nest scrape usually lined with... read more
Little known, but apparently disperses northwards along the coasts of Argentina and Chile to S Peru... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population unknown but probably numbers several thousands of pairs. No information available on population trends or changes in... read more
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