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Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) is a seabird and is the largest member of the gannet family, Sulidae. It has the same colors as the Australasian Gannet and is similar in appearance. Nesting in colonies as large as 60,000 pairs, this bird is a spectacular high-speed diver. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Sulidae
Genus:
  Morus

Scientific:
  Morus bassanus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.133

Protonym:
  Pelecanus Bassanus

Avibase ID:
  534FB490884C6D33

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/534FB490

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174712

Geographic range:

  • Morus bassanus: Breeds n Atlantic coasts; ranges to coastal nw Africa
English:
Northern Gannet
Czech:
terej bílý
German:
Basstölpel
Danish:
Sule
Spanish:
Alcatraz Atlántico
Finnish:
suula
French:
Fou de Bassan
Icelandic:
Súla
Italian:
Sula
Japanese:
shirokatsuodori
Japanese:
シロカツオドリ
Dutch:
Jan-van-gent
Norwegian:
Havsule
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Havsule
Polish:
głuptak
Portuguese:
Ganso-patola
Russian:
Северная олуша
Slovak:
sula biela
Swedish:
havssula
Ukrainian:
Сула атлантична
Chinese:
北鲣鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassana)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassana)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Gannet ( Sula bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Gannet ( Moris bassana)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Fou de Bassan ( Morus bassanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Fou de Bassan ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 1st edition:
Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 4th edition:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements, version 2015:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements, version 2016:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements, version 2017:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Clements, version 2018:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 1.50:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 1.52:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 1.53:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 1.54:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 1.55:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 2015:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 2016:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 2017:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
eBird version 2018:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Northern Gannet ( Sula bassana)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
James Lee Peters:
Sula bassana
James Lee Peters (original):
Morus bassanus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sula bassana
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Morus bassanus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Morus bassanus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Asturian: Mazcatu
Belarusian: Олуша паўночная
Bulgarian: Бял рибояд
Breton: Ar morskoul boutin, Morskoul
Catalan: Mascarell, Mascarell atlàntic
Catalan (Balears): Mascarell
Montenegrin: bluna
Czech: Terej bílý
Welsh: Gŵydd lygadlan, Gŵydd y weilgi, Gwylan dydd, Gwylanwydd, Hugan, Mulfran lwyd, Mulfran wen, Y gan
Danish: Sule
German: Basstolpel, Basstölpel, Basstölpel-bassana
Greek: Σούλα, Σούλα (του Βορά)
Greek (Cypriot): Σούλα
English: Atlantic Gannet, Gannet, Gannet -, North Atlantic Gannet, Northern Gannet, Northern Gannett, Solan Goose
English (IOC): Northern Gannet
Esperanto: Sulo
Spanish: Alcatraz, Alcatraz Atlántico, Alcatraz Común, Bobo Norteño
Spanish (Cuba): Pájaro bobo del norte
Spanish (Spain): Alcatraz Atlántico
Spanish (HBW): Alcatraz atlántico
Spanish (Mexico): Bobo Norteño
Estonian: Suula
Basque: Kofrie, Mascarell, Zanga
Finnish: Suula
Faroese: Grásúla, Hvítsúla, Oyðisúla, Súla
French: Fou de Bassan
Irish: Gainéad
Gaelic: Asau, Ausa, Bass goose, Caraid-nan-Gaidheal, Eun ban an sgadain, Guga, Sùlaire
Galician: Mascarell, Mascato
Manx: Gant
Hebrew: סולה מצויה, סולה צפונית
Croatian: Bluna
Hungarian: Szula
Icelandic: Súla
Italian: Sula, Sula bassana, Sula settentrionale
Japanese: shirokatsuodori
Japanese: シロカツオドリ
Kazakh: Ескекаяқты олуша
Cornish: Sethor
Scientific: Moris bassana, Morus bassanus, Morus bassanus bassanus, Pelecanus Bassanus, Sula bassana, Sula bassana bassana, Sula bassanus
Luxembourgish: Mierdëlpes
Lithuanian: Šiaurinis padukelis, Šiaurinis padūkėlis
Latvian: Ziemeļu sulla
Maltese: Sula
Dutch: Jan van Gent, Jan-van-gent
Norwegian Nynorsk: Havsule
Norwegian: Havsule
Polish: gluptak, Głuptak, głuptak (zwyczajny), Głuptak zwyczajny
Portuguese: Alcatraz, ganso patola, Ganso-patola, Ganso-patola-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Alcatraz
Romansh: sula
Russian: обыкновенная жаннита, обыкновенная олуша, Олуша северная, Северная олуша
Northern Sami: Suvla
Slovak: Sula biela
Slovenian: navadni strmoglavec, stmoglavec, strmoglavec
Albanian: Basani i çmendur
Serbian: Obična bluna
Swedish: Havssula
Turkish: Sümsük, sümsük kuşu, Sümsükkuşu
Ukrainian: Сула атлантична
Chinese: 北鲣鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 北方鰹鳥〔憨鰹鳥〕

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