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What type of Gull is this?

Observed: 11th February 2013 By: FCox143FCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in Birds
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chrisbrooks's picture

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The distinctive bill is a best ID feature, it has a tube nose. It's not actually a gull but is related to the albatross / petrels.

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What type of gull?

It's the type you don't want to get too close to, as Fulmars can spontaneously emit a spurt of foul-smelling oil at other unwary birds or humans that get too close. Just be aware, if you ever approach one...

They are really noticeable at the moment, as they return to breeding cliffs...they happily fly very close to you at the cliff tops. Fantastic oceanic wanderers...I posted one of my own earlier today.

Ian
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