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Australian Gannet Morus serrator

Described by: Gray, G. R. (1843)
Alternate common name(s): Australasian Gannet
Old scientific name(s): Sula serrator

Photographs

Portland, Victoria, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Portland, Victoria, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Portland, Victoria, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Portland, Victoria, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Range

S. and e. Australia, Tasmania, Tasman Sea and New Zealand;
Six breeding colonies off Australia (w. and s. Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and s. Queensland) and Tasmania (Wedge Light and Lawrence Rocks off Victoria, Black Pyramid and Cat Is. in the Bass Strait and Pedra Branca and Eddystone Rock off s. Tasmania) and in New Zealand, mainly between 34S and 40S off North Island from Three Kings Is. to Hawkes Bay (largest colony at White Is.), islands off of Cape Kidnappers with small colonies at Otago, South Island, Little Solander Is. in the Foveaux Strait and Norfolk Is.
In New Zealand young birds disperse to Australian waters where the winter range extends from Western Australia (Point Cloates), South Australia, Victoria (Portland), New South Wales (Wollongong) to se. Queensland (Mackay) as far n. as the Tropic of Capricorn.

Videos

No videos are available for this species

Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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