BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)


BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)
BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)
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Description: The black-billed gull is a white bird with black wing tips and, as the name suggests, a black bill. It lives in pairs along the shores of New Zealand's lake margins and riverbeds. This species is often preyed upon by the non-native animals of New Zealand such as dogs, cats and ferrets. Their numbers have declined rapidly in the past three decades and they are now the world's most endangered gull.

Major Threat: Predation by non-native species

Habitat: Lake margins, riverbeds and inland pastures

Location: Shores of New Zealand

Diet: Mainly fish and crustaceans