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Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus ORDER: SULIFORMES FAMILY: SULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Breeding in only a few large colonies along the North Atlantic, the Northern Gannet spends most of its life at sea. Flocks engage in spectacular bouts of plunge-diving for fish, with hundreds of birds diving into the ocean from heights of up to 40 meters (130 feet).

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Calls

Calls loud, harsh, and grating. Soft "krok" given at sea similar to call of Common Raven.

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