259. Stercorarius pomatorhinus

259. Stercorarius pomatorhinus.

THE POMATORHINE SKUA.

Pomatorhinus, from, genitive =a, lid or cover; pis, genitive =:the nose, nostril, from the nasal operculum. Originally written pomarinus.

Male 20" to 21". Legs blackish. Bill horny brown. Forehead, cheeks, and crown sooty black. Acuminate feathers of neck white, edged straw colour. Breast dull white, barred black. Mantle, upper tail-coverts, and rectrices deep brown. Primaries brown, with white shafts. Abdomen, flanks, and under wing umber. Two central tail-feathers 4" longer than the others, rounded at ends, and twisted upwards. Breeds in Arctic regions north of 70°, and ranges in winter to Africa, Australia, and S. America. A single specimen was once obtained by Colonel Tickell at Moulmein. Eggs (2.3 x 1.65) olive, spotted dark brown. (B. 1519.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
259. Stercorarius pomatorhinus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
259
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
230
Common name: 
Pomatorhine Skua
M_ID: 
4694
M_CN: 
Pomarine Skua
M_SN: 
Stercorarius pomarinus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13071

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