Gannet (Morus bassanus) sea bird

Northern Gannet (Morus bassana) is a large seabird. 'Bassana' refers to Bass Rock, Scotland, where they breed in their thousands each year.

Morus bassanus, Sula bassana, Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte, Northern Gannet, en Waste magazine

Morus bassanus, Sula bassana, Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte, Northern Gannet, en Waste magazine

Northern Gannet - Morus bassanus; plunge diving.

Diving Gannet Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater -they have no external nostrils, instead they are located inside the mouth.

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Seabird familiar to Maine spotted for first time in Pacific The northern gannet is spotted on Alcatraz Island and other sites. Scientists believe it flew across the Arctic Sea in 2012 when ice coverage was low.

Familia Sulidae   Morus bassanus / Sula bassana   Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte / Northern Gannet

Familia Sulidae Morus bassanus / Sula bassana Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte / Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus, formerly Sula bassana)

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus, formerly Sula bassana). Gannets like to engage in a behavior called "sky pointing", which they appear to be doing here.

FindNature.com - Photos - Fou de bassan, Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus

FindNature.com - Photos - Fou de bassan, Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus

Northern Gannets - by Gorazd Golob

Love by Gorazd Golob - Mating ritual of Northern Gannets brings all kind of nice scenes. This was taken in Helgoland. The background was in the shade (see far away) and only birds were still lit by the sun.

Familia Sulidae   Morus bassanus / Sula bassana   Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte / Northern Gannet

Familia Sulidae Morus bassanus / Sula bassana Alcatraz atlántico, Alcatraz común, Pájaro Bobo del Norte / Northern Gannet

Gannet plunge diving, Shetland Islands, Scotland, by © Andrew Parkinson via Corbis.com

Gannet plunge diving, Shetland Islands, Scotland, by © Andrew Parkinson

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

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Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

bill slightly stouter and adult’s head slightly paler than other gannets, albeit varia

Fou de Bassan - Morus bassanus

Fou de Bassan - Morus bassanus

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