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Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Appearance:

White with black wing tips and yellow-buff at back of head. Juveniles brown with small pale speckles, white u-shaped rump patch and pale underparts. Fully coloured only after 5 years, and patchy, intermediate plumages often seen. Unmistakable bird at close range or with favorable light, but can be confused with shearwaters at a distance and/or in strong wind. Differs from those by long tail and much longer neck and head. Alternates between powerful, even and shallow wing-beats and glides. Flight becomes more shearwater-like in strong winds.

Sound:

Heard mostly at breeding ground. Even, rhythmical series of harsh "harrr, harrr, harrr,".

Social interaction:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds:Recorded by Elias A. Ryberg,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license



Facts:

Length (cm):
87-100
Wingspan (cm):
165-180
Weight (gram):
2400-3600
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
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Gull-like
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