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Cape gannet information, facts - classicanimal

Cape gannet is a large-sized seabird species native to South Africa. It is one of the largest member in the gannet family, also it is a large marine bird species in the world. They can be identified by their large size, black and white feathers. They can normally be found with large and dense colonies on flat islands or on flat ledges and commonly eat fish.

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Their scientific name is Morus capensis.

Common Name: Cape gannet
Scientific Name: Morus capensis


Cape gannets belong to the family Sulidae and the genus of Morus. It is a species of the gannet. There are 10 species in the world. There are 10 sub-species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Vulnerable' due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Sulidae
Genus: Morus
Species: M. capensis
Group: Bird
Conservation Status: Vulnerable


Cape gannet is found in South Africa. They are habitats such as falt islands, coastal areas.

Living Locations: South Africa
Habitat: Flat islands, Coastal areas


Cape gannet is a large-sized bird species and its whole body cover with black and white feathers. It has a body Snow-white colored with a black tail. Thier dark bill makes them easy to identify. Also, they have golden-colored crowns. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 84 cm to 94 cm and the wingspan is up to 171 cm to 185 cm. Their weight is around 2 kg to 2.6 kg. They can fly at speed of up to 100 km/h.

Color: Black, White
Weight: 2 kg to 2.6 kg (Approx)
Size: 84 cm to 94 cm (Approx)
Wingspan: 171 cm to 185 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 100 km/h (Approx)


Cape gannet is mainly part of the Carnivore diet, which means they eat meats. They mostly eat fish, squids.

Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: Fish, squids


Cape gannet has some natural predators like pelicans, kelp gulls, seals.

Predators: Pelicans, Kelp gulls, Seals


Their lifespan is up to 17 years in the wild. Cape gannet is diurnal bird species. They live in large colonies.

Lifespan: Up to 17 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Colony


At the age of 3 to 4 years males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 42 to 46 days. Cape gannet lay one egg in a breeding season. The young are called chicks.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 3 to 4 Years
Incubation Period: 42 to 46 Days
Average Lay Eggs: 1
Baby called: Chick


  • Cape gannet is a large seabird of the gannet family.
  • They dive into the water to catch thier prey, they can dive from more than 100 feet in the air and reach speeds up to 64 to 75 km/h. 



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