Gull (Red Billed) Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus
Species: N. novaehollandiae
Scientific Name: Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus
Common Name: Silver gull, red–billed gull
Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus (Red–billed gull) is a New Zealand native guil. Their size is 37 cm with the male being up to 300 g while the female is up to 260 g. Grey and white gull are found mainly of the coast. Like Black-billed Gull but shorter deeper bill and boldly patterned wingtips. Adult has head, underparts and tail white, sometimes pinkish on breast; back and wings pearlygey, except wingtips black with small white window. Short deep bright red bill; legs and feet red; eye white. Juvenile and 1st year have larger dark patch at wingtip and very small, if any, white window. Bill dark with pink near base; legs pale flesh to reddish black; eye brown. Habitat: Breeds subantarctic from Africa to Chathams; in NZ region, on coast from Three Kings to Campbell Is; inland colony at Lake Rotorua. Common in coastal waters, beaches and estuaries; only occasionally (but sometimes in large flocks) inland to wet paddocks, playing fields and lakes. Breeding: Oct-Feb.
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