Scientific name: Morus bassanus
Famed for its super-fast fishing dives into the sea, the northern gannet (or 'gannet') is a distinctive white bird with a yellow head and black wingtips. It nests in large, noisy, smelly colonies on cliffs around our coasts.
Wingspan: up to 2m
Average lifespan: 17 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).