Kōrero: Gannets and boobies

Courtship rituals

Courtship rituals

Gannets conduct a distinctive mating display. The two birds bow, point their heads skywards and preen each other. They usually form lifelong pairs and begin breeding at four or five years of age.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10038406
Photograph by Rod Morris

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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/5833/courtship-rituals (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015