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Fulmar,northern (Fulmarus glacialis)
Photo by Andrew, Tain,Scotland
 


Fulmar,northern (Fulmarus glacialis)

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This species, whilst looking like a gull is actually related to the albatross. They are also called Tubenoses and whilst defending their nest will spit out a foul smelling oil. During the winter it spends most of its time out at sea but in the breeding season can be found around coastal cliffs and seabird colonies, particularly around the scottish coast. It feeds on a diet of fish waste and crustaceans.
Eggs: One
Incubation: 49-53 days
Fledging: 46-51 days
Maximum lifespan: 30-40 years
Length: 45-50cm
Wingspan: 102-112cm


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