[Ontbirds]RE: Gannet Flight Speeds and Foraging Distances

Sutherland, Don (MNR) Donald.Sutherland at ontario.ca
Mon Nov 26 15:01:15 EST 2007


While it might seem improbable for a Gannet to travel the 54 km
straight-line distance between Cobourg and Oshawa harbours in an hour,
it certainly isn't impossible. The Gannet is capable of flight speeds of
60 km/h, regularly foraging over distances of 60 km and occasionally as
much as 180 km from breeding colonies.

Don Sutherland
Peterborough



More information about the ONTBIRDS mailing list