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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Northern Fulmar

Hebrides bird sightings - Northern Fulmar

Northern Fulmar

(Fulmar, Foul-gull, Mallie, Mallemuck, Mok, Mollymawk, Fulmar Petrel, John Down, Mallemugge, Marbleheader, Molly Hawk, Mollymoke, Noddy, Oil Bird, Sea Horse, White Hagdon)

Fulmarus glacialis

Gaelic: Mulcaire, Fulmair, Eun-crom

Photography ©Terrry Fountain
St Kilda - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles
30th March, 2007

 

Our Northern Fulmar photographs:

Northern Fulmar
Northern Fulmar
Northern Fulmar
Northern Fulmar
breeding habitat

 

Northern Fulmar records in the Western Isles

Abundant breeder.
The St Kilda colony is the largest Northern Fulmar colony in Britain (or Ireland).
There are over 5000 pairs on both Sula Sgeir and Mingulay.
The breeding population in the western Isles is of international importance
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more Northern Fulmar the bird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

Occasionally we get the Blue Fulmar:

  • A colour phase of the Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
  • The usual white plumage is replaced by grey.
  • Not regarded as a subspecies
  • This phase can be predominant in an Arctic population

 

 

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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