Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Boobies and Gannets :: Cape Gannet

Cape Gannet Morus capensis

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Sula capensis


South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  off Cape Town, South Africa - Jul 4, 2005 © Don Roberson 
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Ce. Atlantic Ocean to ex. sw. Indian Ocean;
Breeds between 2438'S and 3350'S on six is. off the s. African coast (Mercury and Possession Is.), South Africa (Bird Is., Algoa Bay, Cape Province) and c. Namibia (Ichaboe Is., Bird Is., Lambert's Bay Is., Malages Is. in Saldanha Bay and Hollandsbird Is.).
Disperses n. on the e. coast to Mozambique and rarely to Tanzania and Kenya (Mombasa) and on the w. coast to Angola, Congo, Gabon, into the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon and Nigeria (mostly young birds).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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