Friday, June 30, 2017


(*   282)            BLACK-BACKED GULL             Larus dominicanus

NEW ZEALAND               37

Ranges widely, feeds at rubbish tips, farmland, ploughed fields, beaches, harbours and behind boats, but rarely far out to sea. 60 cm. Breeds in circumpolar subantarctic; in New Zealand region, breeds on mainland coast, offshore and most outlying islands; also breeds far inland on riverbeds, near lakes and alpine tarns.

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