Stocky black seabird. Breeding birds have a white face, long yellow plumes at the back of the head, and a large triangular red and orangish bill.
Large mostly black seabird with an unmistakable red bill. Breeding birds have yellow head plumes.
Mostly black seabird with large, triangular bill. Breeding birds have extravagant head plumes and face pattern, but this can be difficult to see at long range.
Nonbreeding birds are dark overall, with a gray face, reduced yellow plumes, and a smaller orange and gray bill.
In flight, entirely black below including underwings.
Adult DescriptionStocky, large-headed, dark seabird. Breeding adult all black except for white face and long golden plumes curling over back of head and neck. Bill large and red-orange, with a bright-orange yellow plate over the base. Nonbreeding adult has dark gray face with no head plumes or bill plate.
Immature DescriptionResembles nonbreeding adult, with dusky eyes instead of yellow.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 14.2-15.8 in (36-40 cm)
- Weight: 18.3-35.3 oz (520-1000 g)
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