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        The Common Skua, illustration from 'A History of British Birds' by William Yarrell, first published 1843

        Yarrell, William (1784-1856). English. Medium: woodcut. Date: 1843. The Great, or common, Skua (latin: Stercorarius skua) is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. In Britain, it is sometimes known by the name Bonxie, a Shetland name of unknown origin. Provenance: Private Collection.

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