Photo of the week: Chatham Islands brown skua

Department of Conservation —  10/06/2015

Today’s photo of the week is of a pair of brown skua/hākoakoa at sunrise on Rangatira/South-East Island in the Chatham Islands.

The Chatham Islands are one of the the main breeding grounds for the native brown skua.

A pair of brown skua at sunrise on Rangatira/South-East Island.

DOC is currently looking for four volunteers to assist on the Chatham Islands with a variety of tasks including native species monitoring, weed control and facility maintenance.

Volunteers will also be able to enjoy the spectacular landscape—surrounded by rugged sea cliffs, white sandy beaches and old volcanic cones.

More information and online application forms are available on the DOC website.

Photo by Leon Berard | CC BY-NC 2.0