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Fulmar

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The Fulmar

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“Fulmarus Glacialis”

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The fulmar is related to the Albatros this grey and white seabird glides and banks as it flies over the sea.

They have pointed  straight stiff wings

They spit our a foul smelling oil to ward off intruders.

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They eat crustaceans and sand eels.

They measure 45 to 50cm in length and have a wingspan of  1 to 1.10m and they weigh in at between 610 to 1000g.

There are approximately 500,000 breeding pairs in the uk. They are amber listed and on the red list for birds. You can see them all year round.

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