15 May 2011 13:34
Photos copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Iceland • May 2011
Bird name: Northern Fulmar
Latin: Fulmarus glacialis
Other: Fulmar • Fulmar boréal (Fr) • Eissturmvogel (De) • Noordse stormvogel (Nl) • Stormfågel (Sv)
Family: Procellariidae • Petrels, Fulmars
Range: Iceland, Northern Europe, north Pacific, Arctic Circle.
Thanks again to Alexia for this beautiful shot of a Fulmar near the Reykjanes Peninsular in Iceland.
Despite appearances, Fulmars are unrelated to gulls, but are in the tubenose or petrel group, which is largely pelagic, and characterised by a naricorn, or nasal passage attached above the bill.More photos...