Black-billed Gull

Larus bulleri (Hutton, 1871)

Summary

Endemic gull with a medium population (actual number in the order of a hundred thousand of individuals) and with a small distribution area (New Zealand).
Gregarious species, occurring in rivers, lakes, marshes, estuaries, farms, urban areas, coasts and reefs.
The evolution trend of the global population is a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Endangered (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Black-billed Gull

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It occurs in rivers, lakes, marshes, estuaries, farms, urban areas, coasts and reefs. It breeds on braided rivers in the South Island and on the lake margins and sand-spits in the North Island.

Feed

It feeds mostly on fish and invertebrates.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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