Northern Gannet

Other Names: none

Distribution: Newfoundland and northern Norway in summer; throughout the northern Atlantic in winter.

Description:

Size: 85-97 cm in length with a 170-192 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are white with black wing tips and a head tinged with light yellow to orange. They have a long pointed tail and wings. Juveniles are dark gray, variously speckled and patterned with white, becoming whiter with age. The eyes and beak are blue to bluish-gray and the legs are gray to black.

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Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet

Bill Shape
dagger
long billed
Regions
alabama
arkansas
atlanticcoast
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
gulf coast
illinois
indiana
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
mississippi
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north atlantic coast
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
tennessee
texas
vermont
virginia
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
very-long-wings
Action
flying
swimming
Markings
crown
plain
Location
high flying
low flying
north in summer
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Marshes
Color
blackandwhite
white
Body Shape
necklong
gull
Size
large
Order
booby and gannets - sulidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species