Northern Gannet | Morus bassana

Northern gannet - clumsy walkers but masterly flying


Distribution area

Helgoland, Newfoundland, Labrador, Iceland, Scotland

Living space

Rocky coasts

Way of living

Living in colonies but very aggressive, the distance between two nests corresponds to nib range.

Food
Fishes they hunt in nose-dive from a height up to 40 m

Propagation
Untidy nest made of algas and grass, on rounded hill-tops and wide ledges, 1 egg in May brooded with feet for 42-45 days, a brood spot is missing. Young birds only get their adult plumage in the age of 5 years.

Body size
Length: 80 cm, wing span up to 175 cm

Protection status
Protected in the context of the bird protection guide-lines

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