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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    OK, I'm stumped. What's a bird that looks like a flying common loon (diver)-top left corner?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    As far as I know, the only loon found in the Antarctic region was a fossil.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Looks like a Skua to me 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Interesting. A skua with a white neck? Thanks, @yshish.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    2,843,000 classifications with more rolling along. Thank you all!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    The white bar on the tail seems odd though as does the white bar on the wing. I'll look around for more pictures of them 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It looks like this bird: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson's_storm_petrel 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Well thanks, that is a good possibility. I was seeing the neck and tail positions reversed.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    oh I see what you mean gardenmaeve 😃 Of course I'm now confused as to why we have not seen this wide-spread bird before 😕

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yeah, Storm petrel seems to be a better option than Skua 😃 Well done, @AvastMH

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I think we could have seen them many times but just been confusing them with skuas .)

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Since it's a new bird ID for us, I'll tag it: #storm_petrel

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Having looked at a lot of these lately I would concur that it is one of the smaller petrels and likely a storm petrel. They are a much

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    finer bird than the skuas. You are perhaps being a little hard on yourselves thinking that you have confused them many times in the past.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    I would be confident that most of the birds on the ground are labelled right and there are so many on the wing that full blown ornithologist

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    get confused 😃 😃 And as you always say .... mark it as "other" and the scientists will glean the information that they require from it 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 😄 😄 Well we'll certainly spot more from now on no doubt 😉

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