Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)

Code 4

NOGA

Code 6

MORBAS

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Gannet Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown after hatching, becoming gray brown; Adults, pale gray with black outer ring.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Yellow
  • Forehead Color: Yellow
  • Nape Color: Buff
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Gannet Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 89-102 cm (35-40 in)
  • Weight: 2947 g (104 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Gannet Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of wing beats with long to short glides, dives into water.
  • Wingspan Range: 165-180 cm (65-71 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Very-Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: White
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Dark Gray
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