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"Skuas are eating the penguin's eggs" Top 5 Page for this destination Antarctica Things to Do Tip by globetrott

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Skuas are eating the penguin's eggs and also their small chicks. Mostly they work togeather with another Skua : one of them is facing the penguin-mother and trying to distract her, while the other Skua is coming from the backside pinching an egg or small chick.
Skuas wear a kind of carmouflage and they are really hard to be seen, also for myself: I often passed by one of them, when they were hiding somewhere (see my 2nd photograph!) and for a penguin it is even worse to see the Skua in darker light or during a snowstorm.

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2012
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