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Kelp Gull (Karoro)

Larus dominicanus


I took this picture at the beach a couple of years ago. A helpful commenter has identified it for me as a Kelp Gull, also called a Southern Black-Backed Gull or in Maori, The Karoro. The Gull pictured is a juvenile, which is why it is brown instead of the distinctive black and white.


Gulls usually gather on rubbish tips, as they scavenge for small prey.

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Thanks I'll edit it :)

KerryHawkins 8 years ago

An immature Kelp gull actually

KerryHawkins 8 years ago

I think it's a Kelp Gull

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 9, 2011
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013


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