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The life and death of Nigel, the world's loneliest seabird

An Australian gannet named Nigel (at rear) with two concrete gannet lures, on Mana Island. He was a dogged suitor who never gave up courting one of the island's decoy birds.


THE story of a lonely seabird named Nigel who tried to woo a mate that had a heart of stone and died on an uninhabited island off New Zealand has captivated many on social media.

Footage of the bird preening and cooing as he fruitlessly courted a decoy made of concrete has...

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