Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54454

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Larus
Genus species:Larus novaehollandiae

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:43 cm
Identification:The head, body, and tail of the silver gull are white. The mantle, back, and wings are gray in color. This gull also has a red bill.
Habitat:Coastal waters, inland lakes, sandy and rocky shores
Diet:Omnivore: small aquatic animals, berries, seeds, insects
Reproduction:Breeding occurs year-round. Three eggs are laid on the ground near grass tufts and then incubated for 21-27 days. The chicks are independent by six weeks of age.
In silver gull flocks, there is a hierarchy based on age.
Behavior:Older birds will often drive younger birds from feeding territory.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Silver gulls have had a population explosion in recent years around Australia's cities especially due to the excessive provision of food scraps.

Other Information

Geographic:Australia
Tasmania
Date:1974-12 Subjects:gull-like bird
Silver gull
Larus novaehollandiae
Larus
Gulls
Laridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54454