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Merlin Bird ID

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    Northern Fulmar Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized seabird; gull-sized.
    • Shaped like a gull, glides like a shearwater.
    • Moderately long, rounded wings.
    • Short, stout, pale bill.
    • Short, rounded tail.
    • Small dark patch in front of eye.
    • Morphs vary from white to dark gray.
    • Lighter morph whitish or light-gray on back and upper wings, with white head and neck.
    • Darker morph uniformly gray.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.3-19.7 in (39-50 cm)
      • Weight: 15.9-35.3 oz (450-1000 g)
      • Wingspan: 39.4-44.1 in (100-112 cm)