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Northern Gannet Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A nearly albatross-sized, heavy-bodied seabird, with long, pointed wings, tail, and bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Great Black-backed Gull, smaller than a Brown Pelican.

    Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger

    • Male
      • Length: 36.8-43.3 in (93.5-110 cm)
      • Weight: 87.1-122.4 oz (2470-3470 g)
      • Wingspan: 70.9-72.4 in (180-184 cm)
    • Female
      • Length: 36.4-40.9 in (92.5-104 cm)
      • Weight: 90.7-127.3 oz (2570-3610 g)