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Red Billed Gull

Last Modified: 28-5-2021 23:58

Red billed gull at Marfells Beach
Red billed gull at Marfells Beach
© Christopher Cookson  License this image

Red billed gulls are a common, widely distributed native sea bird found throughout the Marlborough region. Their natural habitat is coastal areas. They are found along the KaikĊura coast, at the Wairau Lagoons and river mouths among other places.

Red billed gulls have adapted to humans, and are often found in urban areas scavenging. Large numbers can frequently be found at Pollard Park competing with ducks for food scraps.

Although common, numbers of red billed gulls are in decline.

This example was observed at Marfells Beach.

Image Date: 14/11/2015

Photographer: Christopher Cookson

Location: Latitude: -41.723137 Longitude: 174.222733

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