Body white with head yellow-brown (buff). Wings white with tips and trailing edge brown-black. Long, narrow black stripe along throat. Young birds have upperparts mottled dark-brown with many white spots, and underparts white. Body up to 90 cm long.
These gannets are occasional visitors to Port Phillip in breeding seasons. They dive underwater to catch fish by rapidly plunging down from several metres above the surface.
Coastline and large coastal bays.
Southern Pacific Ocean, Antarctica and Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Vulnerable