Fulmars

Fulmars look like gulls but aren’t. Look closer and they have strange adapted bills with tubes on their noses.

Fulmar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their countershading colouration is perfect camouflage in the air but not on the ground.

Fulmar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

When on the ground they protect themselves by vomiting rancid partially digested fish.

Fulmar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’d better not get too close.

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