Silver Gull

The Silver Gull also known simply as seagull in Australia, is the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly coastal areas. The South African Hartlaub's Gull and the New Zealand Red-billed Gull were formerly sometimes considered to be subspecies of the Silver Gull. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus but is now placed in the genus Chroicocephalus.

The Silver Gull is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Silver Gull on rail. Silver Gull on rail. Photo: K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers © K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers Silver Gulls on the grass. Silver Gulls on the grass. Photo: R. More

The Silver Gull should not be confused with the Herring Gull, which is called "silver gull" in many other languages (scientific name Larus argentatus, German Silbermöwe, French Goéland argenté, Dutch zilvermeeuw) but is a much larger, robust gull with no overlap in range. The Silver Gull has a sharp voice consisting of a variety of calls. "The most common call is a harsh 'kwee-aarr'. More

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Silver Gull Size: 40cm Habitat: Found at coastal and inland waterways Australia wide. Frequently found on beaches and around parks scavenging for food scaps offered by humans. Notes: Head and body white, wings grey, leg and beak red. Breeds Spring. For more information on Silver Gull see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). Original images are high quality photographic files. More

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The Silver Gull Club has been New York City's premier beach resort for more than 40 years. The club sits on beautiful ocean front property just feet from the Atlantic ocean in gorgeous Breezy Point, New York. We offer spacious accommodations, and acres of beach area along with 4 swimming pools, tennis, basketball, paddleball and mini golf areas, a spacious and air condition cafeteria with bar and lounge as well a free (with membership) day camp for the kids. *Silver Gull Club, Inc. More

Silver Gull has a predominantly white and silvery-grey back, with black-tipped wings. It has white head, tail and whole underparts. Irises are whitish, with an orange-red eye ring. Bill, legs and feet are orange-red. Both sexes are similar. PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS: Silver Gull has been able to increase its populations, thanks to the increased access to a wide-range of dietary items. The only limiting factor to population increases is available nesting areas. More

Silver Gulls in the Mist by Trish Meyer Ricoh Caplio R6 Taken in the very early morning at Surf Beach on the south coast of New South Wales as the rising sun warms the water creating the mist and the Gulls wake and flock to the beach from their overnight roost. More

The Silver Gull Club is New York City's Premier Beach Resort encompassing almost nine acres of pristine ocean front property. We are located in beautiful Breezy Point - Queens, New York just minutes from all five boroughs and Long Island! We offer dozens of amenities for all ages including large swimming pools with water slides, wide open beaches plus free parking and free day camp along with your membership. More

The Silver Gull Club is a unique pleasure package that offers something for every age group. Most importantly it's a friendly world because it's composed of families and friends like your own. Its success at providing a unique summer experience is measured best by the extraordinary amount of members who return year after year. The Silver Gull Club has a variety of accommodations to offer members. More

A nice image of the silver gull, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing. More

The Silver Gull is a great place to stay while in Wrightsville Beach. The hotel is located right next to the beach and close to the main part of town. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room, recently renovated, was spacious and clean with a nice balcony. All in all, a great place to stay while hitting the lovely... More

We spent 4 nights at the Silver Gull during the 2nd week in September 04. It has a great location to the beach and a few bars and restaurants close by. The hotel was showing its age. But the main complaint I had was the place was not very clean. The carpets were stained and dirty in the hall ways as well as our room. One day while we were there our room was not cleaned. More

The Silver Gull has a white head, tail and underparts, with a light grey back and black-tipped wings. In adult birds the bill, legs and eye-ring are bright orange-red. Similar species The Silver Gull's colouration and its relatively small size easily distinguish it from the other two resident gulls in Australia. These are the Pacific Gull, L. pacificus (63 cm), and the Kelp Gull, L. dominicanus (58 cm). More

Adult in Tasmania Adult in Tasmania Silver gulls are found in all states of Australia. It is a common species, having adapted well to urban environments and thriving around shopping centres and garbage dumps. Silver Gulls have twice been recorded in the USA; one bird was shot in August 1947 at the mouth of the Genessee River, Lake Ontario and another one was photographed in Salem County, New Jersey, in autumn 1996. Both are nowadays believed to have escaped from captivity (AOU, 2000). More

Australia has many species of gull, however the silver gull is the most common in Australia. It has adapted to urban environments such as shopping centres, cities, garbage dumps, markets and the suburbs. They are often fed by tourists and locals which - since they are already quite aggressive birds - causes them to become more aggressive over time, attacking those on picnics and stealing food. More

Picture of Larus novaehollandiae above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Larus
Species : novaehollandiae
Authority : Stephens, 1826