Thursday, 10 July 2014

New Zealand - Part 5: Gulls and Terns

Part 5:  Gulls and Terns

Interesting this considering the number of gull species that we regularly record out here in Spain nevermind Europe as a whole.  meanwhile, down below, New Zealand has just the three regular gull species but a load more terns.  I even managed to include the local gannet as an appropriate addition to this section.  Where else can you travel for a few weeks and come back and say you saw every gull species in the country?









Australasian Gannet
Morus serrator

 















Southern Black-backed Gull
Larus dominicanus

























Red-billed Gull
Larus scopulinus
 

                                                                   
Black-billed Gull
Larus bullen
  
But what's this mystery gull; is it a Red or Black-billed Gull ?






White-fronted Tern
Sterna striata

 Then we have the Caspian Tern Hydoprogne caspia

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