H. Saunders, 1893,
Victoria Land, Antarctica.
In past, sometimes considered conspecific with all three congeners. Frequent hybridization with Brown Skuas C. antarctica lonnbergi occurs where the breeding ranges of the two coincide, the mixed pairs usually if not always comprising a male South Polar paired with a female Brown Skua#R. Monotypic.
Coastal Antarctica (including Antarctic Peninsula), especially in Ross Sea area. Winters N to Alaska, Greenland and Indian Ocean; precise range in N Atlantic uncertain, due to similarity in field of co-occurring C. skua.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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