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Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis W 105-110cm. Gull-like but recognised by tube nostrils and by stiffly held wings and effortless gliding flight. Swims buoyantly; gathers in groups where feeding is good. Sexes are similar. Adult typically has blue-grey upperwings and back. Head, underparts and tail are white. Has dark smudge around eye. Dark-phase (from Arctic) is blue-grey and seen occasionally. Juvenile is similar to adult. Voice Utters gurgling cackles and grunts. Status Locally common. Nests colonially on sea cliff ledges. Otherwise, seen gliding over sea.
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