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A young Gannet in close-up
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Image details:  
Image Description: A young Gannet in close-up
Image notes: Young Solans will leave the nest before the are fully-fledged and swim while their flight feathers grow.
Species in Image: Gannet
Date: 1973
Area: Unst
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00274

General details:  
Common Name Gannet
Latin Name Morus bassanus
Shetland Name Solan
Latin Group Name Pelecaniformes
Latin Family Name Sulidae
Common Family Name Gannet
Description A common breeding resident. There are four colonies in Shetland: Hermaness, Noss, Fair Isle and Foula. Feeding mainly on herring and mackeral they will fly many kilometers to find the shoals.
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