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Juvenile Black-billed Gull

Chroicocephalus bulleri

Habitat:

natural habitats are rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, sandy shores, pastureland, and urban areas.

Notes:

The Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri) is a species of gull in the Laridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus, but is now considered to be the genus Chroicocephalus. The holotype is in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

2 Species ID Suggestions

Juvenile Black-billed Gull
Chroicocephalus bulleri Birds of Australasia: GULLS
StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 10 years ago
Juvenile Red-billed Gull
Chroicocephalus scopulinus Red-billed Gull


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8 Comments

Adith
Adith 10 years ago

yes, thanks for knowledge

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

i dunno its hard to tell so many people id wrong on the net its is a cascade, stick to hard back id guides i say!

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

exactly thats why i thought its the black-bill?

Adith
Adith 10 years ago

that's grey legs i think

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

the red bill also has much redder legs!

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

i think it looks more like the juvenile black billed gull? the juvenile reds still have a red bill while the juvenile blacks have a grey-ish bill?

Adith
Adith 10 years ago

thanks for your suggestion

Adith
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Adith

Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 29, 2010
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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