November 1999 – vol. 92, issue 11, pp 610–611 Tombeur 's note on a pale Great Skua Catharacta skua in Iceland (Brit. Birds 92: 164-165) requires further comment. Judging by the `normal' bird, it looks to me as though the photographs, as well as one of the birds, are also pale. Allowing for this, I would also have identified the `odd' individual as a pale Great Skua, because of its streaky back and, especially, the contrasting dark wingtips, wher... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.