13 October, 2009

Black-billed Gull

Scientific Name: Chroicocephalus bulleri

Population Estimate: 96K, Endangered status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to New Zealand where it favors inland wetlands, primarily on the South Island though some appearances in the southern North Island as well.

Field Notes: Small, white-headed gull with delicate features and black bill as shown above. Adults unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: Seen in Fiordland, New Zealand. 

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