Story: Gannets and boobies

Gannet in flight (2nd of 2)

Gannet in flight

With a streamlined body and broad wingspan, gannets are powerful and graceful flyers. This bird is flying above the gannet colony at Farewell Spit.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gannets and boobies - Gannets: description and habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 April 2024)

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