Gannet primary feathers

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Subject: Gannet primary feathers
From: "Alastair & Clare Smith" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 19:35:01 +1000

Wandering along the beach at Jervis Bay (NSW south coast) I came across a number of large primary feathers. I assume they are from an Australian Gannet, a common and relatively abundant seabird in the area. I consulted  HANZAB (Vol 1 Part B p 762) to ascertain information about Gannet primaries but all I was able to find was that Gannets have, 11 primaries: p9 longest, p10 0-6mm shorter…’.

Have I missed something in the text? If not is anyone able to provide me with data about the lengths of Gannet primaries.

Many thanks


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