- Accipiter gentilis
- Birds of Prey
The Northern Gannet is a large seabird that is found around the north Atlantic Ocean. They are the largest of the three living species of gannet.
Northern Gannets feed by diving head-first into the water in order to capture prey. With high rates of speed they plunge into the water up to 15 or more feet below the surface. Once submerged they may swim further in pursuit of prey, which is usually fish. They always consume their food before surfacing.
The population trend for the Northern Gannet is increasing and their conservation status is Least Concern as of July 2013.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 25 July 2013|
|Scientific Name||Morus bassanus|
(as of 25 January 2017)
31.9 to 43.3 inches
68.9 to 70.5 inches
77.6 to 127 ounces