Thursday, 20 April 2017

Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland



The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is an interesting Arctic bird, which superficially resemble seagull, but is in fact related to the Petrels. Unlike the Seagulls, the Fulmars have stiff wing action when they fly.

On the Shetland Islands I found them to be abundant, mostly around places with safe from cats and rats cliffs and rocks. The subspecies I filmed is Fulmarus glacialis auduboni (the one living closer to the North Pole is F. g. glacialis) and the morph is the light one, which is typical for this subspecies.

Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Pair of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Pair of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Pair of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland 
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland walking
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland walking
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland in flight 
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland in flight
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis auduboni) light morph near Sumburgh Head, Shetland in flight

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