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Gould could not distinguish between the Northern skua of Europe and the South Polar Skua. it breeds in the Antarctic peninsula and is known to travel as a juvenile into the Northern Hemisphere. Common in Tasmanian waters and New Zealand.

The original letterpress description accompanies this lithograph.


Published in The Birds of Australia. 1840-1848.


Author. John Gould.


Artist. John Gould and Henry Richter.


Lithograph. Original hand colour.


Paper size. 545 mm x 365 mm.


Condition. EXCELLENT.


Aquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

LESTRIS CATARRACTES. [Catharacta maccormicki. South Polar Skua.]

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