Kōrero: Gannets and boobies

Gannet chicks (1 o 2)

Gannet chicks

Gannets look rather unattractive when they start life. They hatch out naked and blind and take about four weeks to acquire a full cover of fluffy white feathers. This three-week-old chick still has a bare head and throat.

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Photograph by Chris Rudge

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gannets and boobies - Gannets: life history and feeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5829/gannet-chicks (accessed 20 July 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015