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Arctic Skua - Tyvjo - Stercorarius parasiticus
Labb - Almindelig Kjove - Merikiha - Labbe parasite

Arctic Skua are a bird of the spring at Skogsøy, with relatively few in the summer and autumn. The first birds turn up towards the end of April and there is a clear peak in the first half of May. Huge numbers have been recorded during onshore winds during May but this seems to be a relatively rare event.

It would seem that this species is noted in larger numbers at Skogsøy than at Utsira, especially during the spring.

For further details see Pomarine Skua

The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Arctic Skua have been recorded and the green one (numbers on right hand axis) shows the average numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

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For further details click here Pomarine Skua

Arctic Skua occurrence at Skogsøy

Maximum: 547 (01.05.1982)

Northbound Arctic Skua
Northbound Arctic Skua, Skogsøy, June 2010

Tveit, B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
Website: Fugler i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden
Svenkerud, K., Hansen, K.A. & Mjøs, A.T. 1983. Fugletrekket ved Skogsøy. Øygarden våren 1982. Krompen 12: 58-69.


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