Skua - Fjelljo
- Stercorarius longicaudus Fjällabb - Lille
Kjove - Tunturikihu -
Skua are, along with Pomarine Skua, a bird of the spring at
Skogsøy, with very
the summer and autumn. The first birds turn up in the second half of
May and can be seen until early June. It seems that this species is
quite regular in late May but that lack of observer coverage at this
time means that this species is under recorded.
This species can also turn up during very calm conditions.
The blue line shows
number of visits, the orange one the number of
visits when Long-tailed Skua have been recorded and the green one
(numbers on right hand axis) shows the maximum
numbers I have recorded in any three day period.
Second or third summer Long-tailed Skua, Ormen Lange , 02 July 2009
B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler
og fuglafolk på
i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden Svenkerud,
K., Hansen, K.A. & Mjøs, A.T. 1983. Fugletrekket ved
Skogsøy. Øygarden våren 1982. Krompen
The following book provides advice on identification, details of
migration patterns and more. Highly recommended.