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KELP GULL (Larus dominicanus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Kelp gull

Body white, mantle and upper wings black. Large lemon-yellow bill with red spot on lower mandible. Length 580mm, wingspan 1250-1400mm. Immature speckled and mottled grey and brown, bill grey.

Circumpolar in southern hemisphere, Sth America, New Zealand, Australia, Southern Africa, Sub Antarctic islands.

Vagrant. Five records. August 1949, 29 November 1959, November 1960, December 2003, December 2011.

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