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The location where the South Polar Skua was observed: off Safi, Morocco (map by Ricard Gutiérrez / Rare Birds in Spain).

South Polar Skua off Safi, Morocco: second national record

A South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) was observed yesterday, 16 September, on the Moroccan waters by Bob Flood and Ashley Fisher from a ferry traveling from Lanzarote to Cádiz. The bird was observed at about 50 nautical miles off Safi, approximately where the red dot is on the map below (calculated on the basis of …

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