Advertisement

Red Billed Gull

Last Modified: 29-6-2017 21:12

Red billed gull at Marfells Beach
Red billed gull at Marfells Beach

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 Kaikoura 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.

Web Links

Advertisement

Support Marlborough Online

Like what you're reading?

Marlborough Online is an independent web publication, and receives no financial support from any media or tourism organisation or Marlborough District Council. You can show your support and help keep Marlborough Online as a patron for a small monthly subscription from as little as $1 USD per month. (Patreon only operates in US dollars unfortunately.) You can also check out our shop for Marlborough themed products.

If you're a Marlborough based business, looking for a website, images or copywriting, you can contract us via our parent business Create IT