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World’s Loneliest Bird Dies In the Nest He Built For His Beloved Concrete Bird Mate on Mana Island

A singular gannet named Nigel, who heeded the call to return to Mana Island, New Zealand in 2013 and lived completely alone but for the company of his chosen mate, died on February 1, 2018 beside his beloved. Nigel became a bit of a sensation when he began courting a member of a gannet colony...
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Like the men who prefer robot women, Nigel the Gannet wanted only the concrete bird.

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse

Articles about Nigel — like this one at The Guardian — stress his popularity with humans as he seemed to embody loneliness. There were 80 concrete decoy gannets on the New Zealand island of Mana, and for years Nigel was the only liv...

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Twenty years ago, conservationists in New Zealand placed 80 fake gannet birds on Mana Island in an attempt to attract some real-life gannets. But only one bird finally showed up in 2015. That bird, which locals named Nigel, spent ye...

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Move aside Romeo and Juliet. The award for most tragic love story now belongs to Nigel the bird and his concrete beloved. Per The Guardian, the story begins in 2013 when Nigel, a gannet, showed up on Mana Island, an uninhabited piec...

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Local Interest / France : France 24

New Zealand wildlife lovers are mourning the death of a gannet named Nigel, dubbed "the loneliest bird in the world" due to the absence of any feathered friends on his island home. Instead the seabird, also known as "no-mates Nigel"...

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