Wild Bird Identification

British Wild Birds

Gannet Bird

Included below within each section as well as basic Gannet Bird details and bird facts there is a small audio player of Gannet Bird bird calls. Below there are links which go to each sub section of Gannet Bird.

Cormorant Bird


Cormorant catch flat fish and eels. Breeds across the outer areas of Britain. More recently inland. Nests are often made with twigs and seaweed. Favourite nesting spot being cliff sides. Present all year round. A Cormorant has a long yellow bill, white cheeks and a white patch on the thigh. The body is a purple-red-blue colour with Peacock like light brown and green feathers. Three to four eggs are laid and hatch within one month. They are then fed daily by each parent. Includes Cormorant bird call.

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Gannet Bird


A Gannet will catch fish from the sea. They nest on evenly sloped rock ledges evenly spaced among each other on cliff faces throughout the British coastline. Nests are made up of seaweed and other plant matter. Gannets nest together in huge colonies also known as a Gannetry. A fully grown adult Gannet has a white body and a yellow head with a large silver bill and a blue ring around it's eyes. An immature bird has all-dark plumage. They have large black legs. There is typically one egg per clutch which is incubated by each parent which hatches in around 43 days. Includes Gannet bird call.

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Shag Bird


The Shag eat fish from the sea. High cliff sides and sea caves. The nest is grass lined built with sticks and seaweed. Present all year on coastal areas. Breeding plumage is a glossy greenish-black with a yellow beak. One egg up to as many as six can be laid which take around a month to hatch remaining in the next for up to a further two months. Includes Shag bird call.

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