Family:Petrels and shearwaters
43cm to 51cm
100cm to 118cm
715g to 950g
The great shearwater is a large bird and is comparable to the size of a fulmar.
They have a distinctive grey cap, greyish-brown upperparts paired with light underparts. Under the wings, you'll see dark edges.
Their diets mainly consist of squid and fish.
Although gull-like in size, fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) are related to the albatross and spend extended periods of time at sea, gliding over the Arctic waters where they feed in large flocks. They only come inland to breed, establishing extensive colonies on rocky clifftop ledges.
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