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Northern gannet

Morus bassanus


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.


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


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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