Story: Gannets and boobies

Feeding the young

Feeding the young

Small fish such as pilchards, anchovies and jack mackerel make up the bulk of a young gannet’s diet. Here an adult bird is regurgitating its catch into the juvenile’s mouth.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gannets and boobies - Gannets: life history and feeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015