AnAge entry for Stercorarius skua

Classification (HAGRID: 00485)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Stercorariidae
                    Genus: Stercorarius
Species
Stercorarius skua
Common name
Great skua
Synonyms
Catharacta skua, Catharacta skua skua

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
34.5 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Maximum longevity from banding studies is 34.5 years [0450].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,190 days
Male sexual maturity
2,190 days
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,340 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.156 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 660059
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 54056
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