Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Series of measured illustrations of the Northern Fulmar

The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) also known as the fulmar, is a seabird with gray and white feathers and pale-yellow bill. They have a limited walking ability, but strong flying skills. Northern fulmars are native to the subarctic regions of the North Atlantic, Arctic, and North Pacific Oceans. Northern fulmars live in the open ocean and breed on open sea cliffs. Their diets are made up of crustaceans, fish, small squid, marine worms, and carrion. They are able to dive up to 10 ft (3 m) underwater. Northern fulmars are not considered to be in danger of extinction and are listed as least concern.

Set of scaled side elevation drawings of the Northern Fulmar flying

The Northern Fulmar has a wingspan in the range of 40.2”-44.1” (102-112 cm) and total weight of 1-2.2 lb (.45-1 kg). The body of the Northern Fulmar has an overall length between 15.4”-19.7” (39-50 cm), body width of 5.1”-6.7” (13-17 cm), and standing height of roughly 12.4”-15.75” (31.5-40 cm). The typical lifespan of the Northern Fulmar is between 30-60 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
12.4”-15.75” | 31.5-40 cm
Width:
40.2”-44.1” | 102-112 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
15.4”-19.7” | 39-50 cm
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Weight:
1-2.2 lb | .45-1 kg
Area:
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Body Width: 5.1”-6.7” | 13-17 cm

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Scientific Name:
Fulmarus glacialis
Lifespan:
30-60 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Northern Fulmar side view, front, flying (assorted)

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Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.

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