Northern Fulmar

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Northern Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis
  • ORDER: Procellariiformes
  • FAMILY: Procellariidae
Basic Description

A gull-like relative of albatrosses and shearwaters, the Northern Fulmar is a bird of the northern oceans. It breeds in a few dozen scattered locations off Alaska and Canada, but is more abundant and widespread elsewhere in the northern hemisphere, especially in the northeast Atlantic.

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Other Names
  • Fulmar Boreal (Spanish)
  • Fulmar boréal (French)
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