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  Australian Gannet (Morus serrator)





Australian Gannet | Morus serrator photo
Australian Gannet

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Australian Gannet | Morus serrator photo
Morus serrator Hawke's Bay, NZ

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Australian Gannet | Morus serrator photo
Gannets nesting at the mainland Muriwai colony in New Zealand

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AUSTRALIAN GANNET FACTS

Description
The Australian Gannet is white with buff coloured head and black flight feathers. Dark grey feet with yellow or green lines.

Size
90cm. Wingspan 1.7m

Habitat
Coastal waters

Food
dives for fish at sea

Breeding
Nest is low platform made of earth, guano, seaweed. Lays 1 blue-white egg.

Range
Around Australia and Tasmania.

distribution map showing range of Morus serrator in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Sulidae
Genus:Morus
Species:serrator
Common Name:Australian Gannet

Relatives in same Genus
  Cape Gannet (M. capensis)