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Silver Gull (mature male)

Larus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae (syn. Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)


There's one in every crowd. This mature male was making more noise than the rest of the flock put together. His aggressive posturing left no doubt he was the dominant bird, or at least working his way to the top. There are currently two recognised subspecies of silver gull. Larus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae is found in southern Australia and Tasmania, while Larus novaehollandiae forsteri is restricted to northern Australia, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. In Australia, they are simply known as seagulls.


Spotted by the Manning River in Taree, on the mid-north coast of NSW. Lots of fishing boats use the ramp and jetty in this area, and that always brings the gulls. They've adapted well to urban environments and thrive around shopping centres, garbage dumps, and anywhere that people are eating chips/fries.

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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

:-) I can imagine his calling!

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Taree, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Oct 4, 2014
Submitted on Nov 2, 2014

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