Rights: Stacie MurrayNational Science Foundation (U.S.) Published 21 June 2007 Size: 180 KB

The South Polar skua is the most southerly bird in the world. Although they live around the coastal edge of Antarctica, they have been seen flying over the South Pole which is more than 1,575 km from the coast. The skuas usually nest near penguin colonies where they prey on unattended eggs or weak or isolated penguin chicks.