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Photo: Gannet Congregation Muriwai Beach New Zealand

Muriwai Beach on the North Island of New Zealand is a prime location for the congregation of the Gannet colony who return here yearly to breed and nest.

While standing above the rock cliff at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, you can overlook the congregation of hundreds of gannets during their busy time of year when nesting and breeding takes priority. There are approximately 2,400 birds who return to Muriwai Beach during the year along with thousands of tourists who come to witness this natural phenomenon.

Below the rock cliff, the ocean breaks along the coastline which is where the gannet colony loves to make fast, deep dives for their food. Either the female or male will not leave the area for any length of time during the nesting season and even after the young birds are born, short feeding and soaring trips are taken.

Gannet Colony, Morus serrator, at Muriwai Beach, Muriwai, near Auckland, Waitakere, West Coast, North Island, New Zealand.


Gannet Congregation Muriwai Beach New Zealand

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Gannet Congregation Muriwai Beach New Zealand
Photo of the congregation of hundreds of birds at the Muriwai Gannet Colony on the North Island of New Zealand.

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Gannet Congregation Muriwai Beach New Zealand
Muriwai Beach on the North Island of New Zealand is a prime location for the congregation of the Gannet colony who return here yearly to breed and nest.
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