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Bird Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae)

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Henry Arthur Readford
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Common Name: Silver Gull.

Scientific Name: Larus novaehollandiae

Family: Laridae

Order: Charadriiformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: throughout Australia .

Habitat: virtually any watered habitat and is rarely seen far from land. Birds flock in high numbers .

Field Notes:white head, tail and underparts, with a light grey back and black-tipped wings. In adult birds the bill, legs and eye-ring are bright orange-red. Size: 40- 45 cm. Similar species the Pacific Gull, L. pacificus (63 cm), and the Kelp Gull, L. dominicanus (58 cm).

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Brisbane, QLD

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Great photos auscraft and JKM. Nice pics of juvenile birds with distinct dark bill tip.
Some of mine taken at Sandgate, Brisbane in December 2011.

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