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Northern gannet

Morus bassanus

Description:

Large white sea bird with black tips on its wings and a rusty coloration of its head. The eyes and beak are distinctly outlined in black, against the white coloration.

Habitat:

Bass Rock. A volcanic rock of an island in the Firth of Forth, east Scotland. A large colony of gannets is found there.

Notes:

The gannets are at risk of being killed by the spinning blades of the wind farm, on the coast, beside the rock island where they nest.

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Lat: 56.08, Long: -2.64

Spotted on Jun 28, 2019
Submitted on Jul 13, 2019

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