Great Skua Study.
It is missing the gray back of the neck, but it has the pale bill root indicating a South Polar Skua.
But the moult is indicative of an immature Great Skua: British Birds, June 2013, Vol. 106



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Madeira, West of Desertas - May 30, 2011
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM
© Martin Lofgren


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Madeira, West of Desertas - May 30, 2011
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM
© Martin Lofgren


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Madeira, West of Desertas - May 30, 2011
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM
© Martin Lofgren


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Madeira, West of Desertas - May 30, 2011
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM
© Martin Lofgren


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Madeira, West of Desertas - May 30, 2011
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM
© Martin Lofgren


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