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  Gannet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gannets are seabirds in the family Sulidae, closely related to the boobies.
The biggest Northern gannet colony is in the Scottish islands of St Kilda; this colony alone comprises 20% of the entire world's population.
It is interesting to note, however, that gannets are today restricted to temperate oceans whereas boobies are also found in tropical waters, but that several of the prehistoric gannet species had a more equatorial distribution than their congeners of today.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gannet   (587 words)

 Australian Gannet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian Gannet (Morus serrator or Sula bassana) is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae.
Gannet pairs may remain together over several seasons.
The Australian Gannet numbers have been increasing since 1950, though some colonies have disappeared and others have decreased in size.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Gannet   (210 words)

 Australasian Gannet
The male and female Australasian Gannet are about 84 to 95 cm and are similar in plumage.
Australasian Gannets are seabirds and are a familiar sight off the southern coast of Australia.
In Australia, the Australasian Gannet breeds in dense colonies on islands off Victoria and Tasmania.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/australasian_gannet.htm   (294 words)

 Australia's Museum of Flight - Gannet.
Britain responded to this need by developing the Gannet, a huge and improbable looking aircraft which is best remembered for its innovative use of coupled turbine engines and contra-rotating propellers.
The small finlets on the horizontal tailplane were needed to counter the directional instability that resulted when the 'dustbin' radar was lowered into the slipstream from beneath the rear fuselage.
Forty Gannets served with the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) 724, 816 and 817 Squadrons between 1955 and 1967 when they were replaced by the Grumman Tracker.
www.museum-of-flight.org.au /amof-layout/faireygannet.shtml   (326 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Sea Life - Fact files: Gannet
Gannets are the largest seabirds in the Northern hemisphere.
Gannets nest in dense colonies on cliffs, brooding a single bluish, chalky egg for 6-7 weeks in a nest of seaweed or mud.
Gannet populations are now largely stable following a decline in the 19th century due to egg hunting and collection.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/blueplanet/factfiles/birds/gannet_bg.shtml   (292 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Northern Gannets - A1143596
The Northern Gannet lives in the North Atlantic Ocean and is the biggest seabird in that part of the world.
The gaelic name for gannet chicks is guga, and the guga hunters are licensed to kill several thousand gannet chicks each year, with the blessing of both the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, under a special dispensation.
In the UK, the word 'gannet' is often used as a derogatory term to describe the type of person who eats all their own food plus the remains of everybody else's as well.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A1143596   (1255 words)

The breeding season of the Australian Gannet is from October to May with laying occurring in October and November.
The Northern Gannet breeds on cliff ledges in colonies ranging from 100 to 50,000 pairs.
Gannets and Boobies do not possess a brood patch because it would interfere with their ability to fly.
www.personal.psu.edu /students/m/u/mul132/Reproduction.htm   (906 words)

 The gannets of Bird Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Cape Gannet is one of three gannet species found worldwide.
The Australian Gannet occurs in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania, and is rarely recorded in southern Africa.
Three colonies are found on the Namibian islands of Possession, Mercury and Ichaboe islands.The colony at Lambert's bay comprises 8500 pairs with a total of 22 000 birds in the overall population.
www.lambertsbay.info /gannets.html   (192 words)

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The Northern Gannet breeds in the North Atlantic off the western coast of Europe, the eastern coast of Canada, and the coasts of Iceland.
Although similar in appearance to the Australian Gannet, the Cape Gannet is found along the southern coast of Africa.
This species is the most varied from the other gannets and boobies, both in anatomy and behavior.
www.personal.psu.edu /students/m/u/mul132/Locations.htm   (447 words)

 50/50 - SA's top enviro tv programme
Australasian gannets are very similar to our local Cape gannets except for a fl line of skin under their chins.
Although the two species are outwardly alike, the Australian gannet has a much higher pitched voice and therefore is likely to put off a potential mate amongst the Cape gannets.
Scientists say that we need not worry about a new species of gannet evolving because there are far too few mixed pairs and their offspring to have an impact amongst the thousands of local birds.
www.5050.co.za /inserts.asp?ID=2641   (318 words)

 Birds in Backyards - Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) Fact sheet
The male and female Australasian Gannet are similar in plumage.
Australasian Gannets are found throughout southern and south-eastern Australia, to New Zealand.
Australasian Gannets are seabirds and are a familiar sight off the coast
www.birdsinbackyards.net /finder/display.cfm?id=79   (275 words)

 Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World -- Australasian Gannet
Very similar to Cape Gannet and (slightly less so) to Northern Gannet.
Vagrant status in African waters may be obscured by similarity to Cape Gannet.
Nelson, J.B. (1978) The Sulidae: gannets and boobies.
www.oceanwanderers.com /AustGannet.html   (261 words)

 Australia and New Zealand 2001 - Emmalee Tarry
Australian Gannet Colony in the saddle at Cape Kidnappers
The YHA in Napier, across the street from the aquarium and park is housed in one of the few buildings to survive the earthquake of 1931.
The real reason for the trip to Napier was to visit the Australasian Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers about a half hour drive south along Hawkes Bay.
www.neseabirds.com /Australia/ANZCapeKidpage1.htm   (833 words)

 Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World -- Northern Gannet
The word Gannet is often used as a colloquial noun to describe a greedy person or one who eats voraciously.
Very similar to Cape Gannet and Australian Gannet, especially in juvenile and subadult stages.
The 'Gannet' is one of the few seabirds known widely to the non-birding public, helped of course by Monty Python's "Bookshop Sketch"..........
www.oceanwanderers.com /NorthernGannet.html   (429 words)

 Australia's Museum of Flight - Home
The Museum is located at 489A Albatross Road, 8 km south west of Nowra and just outside the main gates of the Royal Australian Naval Air Station, HMAS Albatross.
Having dramatically developed from it's modest mid 1970's origins, primarily due to the drive and commitment of retired naval personnel, businessmen and other volunteers, this museum is now recognised as world class.
Owned and operated by the Australian Naval Aviation Museum Foundation the Museum operates as an independent not-for-profit company administered by a ten-person board of directors.
museum-of-flight.org.au /site/index.php?...&task=view&id=38&Itemid=64   (399 words)

 gannet - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "gannet" at HighBeam.
(behavior and habits of the northern gannets that inhabit seashores and islands in the North Atlantic)
Ramsay's latest dish..pickled baby gannet; TV CHEF IN CRUELTY ROW.(News)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-gannet.asp   (126 words)

 NATUREANDCO.COM - New Zealand Seabirds: The Australasian Gannet
NATUREANDCO.COM - New Zealand Seabirds: The Australasian Gannet
Spindle-shaped body, clearly delineated fl and white plumage and long narrow wings clearly distinguish the gannet from any other seabirds in our waters.
Similar species - Unlikely to be confused with any other species except for possibly the Masked Booby Sula dactylus but this bird lacks the gannet's golden-yellow head and is somewhat smaller.
www.natureandco.co.nz /land_and_wildlife/wildlife/seabirds/gannet.php   (145 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
Bill, bare facial skin, unfeathered gular region, and feet often brightly colored; bill stout, conical, with sharp cutting edge; nostrils absent; adults white with fl or brown, immatures brown...
The gannet, with a 1.8 m wingspan, is the largest seabird breeding in North American waters.
It feeds primarily on surface-dwelling fish such as herring and mackerel which are taken by diving from heights up to about 43 m and plummeting into the water at great speed and considerable force.
www.fatbirder.com /species_and_families/non_passerines/sulidae.html   (455 words)

 Birds of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Movements are irregular and have no definite pattern.
This behaviour, known as nomadism, characterizes a number of Australian Birds.
As birds are attentive parents, they make good subjects for photographs, as felt by Water Boles.
www.tamil.net /people/arasu/pagem.html   (214 words)

 sea-birding in New Zealand
A must for any birder in NZ is a visit to the predator free island of Tiritiri Matangi, 30 km North of the Auckland City center, where endangered endemics abound.
The short trip across to this amazing island in summer will produce Bullers and Fluttering Shearwaters, Australasian Gannets and Little Blue Penguins.
An overnight stay in the spring will allow you to experience Grey-faced Petrels returning to their burrows.
www.surfbirds.com /mb/Features/nz/new-zealand-seabirds.html   (1222 words)

 Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page: Australian Gannet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
World Bird Guide :: Boobies and Gannets :: Australian Gannet
Described by: Gray, G. Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
www.mangoverde.com /birdsound/spec/spec16-3.html   (62 words)

 NatSci database - Search Results
Western Australian Museum, Queensland Museum and Museum & Art Gallery of NT Birds Database
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Please select a Common Name from the list:
www.museum.wa.gov.au /faunabase/_asp_bin/ByCommonNamecx.asp?d=Birds   (47 words)

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