Skuas killing penguin chicks - Antarctica

Skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae. They nest on the ground in temperate and Arctic regions and are long-distance migrants. They regularly kill and eat adult birds and as shown in the video, penguin chicks. On the breeding grounds they commonly eat lemmings, and the eggs and young of other birds.

Video by Bernd Riebe ©2008