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lardom15421.jpg (60860 bytes) Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Larus dominicanus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Laridae Family
 cm. (Wingspan cm) Length
Marine intertidal, Sea Cliffs, rocky offshore Islands & beeches, tidepools. Open ocean, Range follow link Habitat
Altitude
Range
2 or 3 eggs, incubation  by both parents, 24 to 30 days. Fledging 7 weeks. Clutch
Fish, squid, molluscs, carrion, smaller gulls, small mammals, ducks, geese. Food  
  Habits
3204 - TSN: 176849 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Kelp Gull Daniel Lane Ferrymeade Estuary, Christchurch, South Island New Zealand XC46619 long and short calls

Video by Mark George © all rights reserved 

view photos November 22, 2006 Photo by pablo_caceres_c

view photos Photo December 31, 2006 by ifijay © all rights reserved

Kelp Gull (Southern Blackbacked Gull) (Larus dominicanus)

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Kelpmeeu, Swartrugmeeu
Czech: Racek jiěnŪ
Danish: KelpmŚge, Sydlig Svartbag
German: DominikanermŲwe
English: Dominican Gull, Karoro, Kelp Gull, Southern Black-backed Gull
Spanish: Gaviota Cocinera, Gaviota Dominicana, Gaviota Dorsinegra SureŮa
Spanish (Argentine): Gaviota cocinera
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota dominicana
Spanish (Mexico): gaviota dominicana, Gaviota Dorsinegra SureŮa
Spanish (Uruguay): Gaviota cocinera
Estonian: lűunakajakas
Finnish: Etelšnselkšlokki
French: Goťland dominicain
Italian: Gabbiano del kelp, Zafferano meridionale
Japanese: minamioosegurokamome
Japanese: ミナミオオセグロカモメ
Latin: Larus dominicanus
Malagasy: Betehoky, Kolokoloky
Maori: karoro
Dutch: Kelpmeeuw
Norwegian: TaremŚke
Polish: mewa poludniowa, mewa południowa
Portuguese: cau-cau, Gaivota-dominicana, gaivot„o, GaivotŮo
Portuguese (Brazil): cau-cau, Gaivot„o
Russian: Доминиканская чайка
Slovak: cajka vzneöenŠ, Čajka vzneöenŠ
Swedish: Dominikanertrut
Xhosa: Ingaba-ngaba
Chinese: 黑背鸥

Range:- Breeds:- Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay,

Largely sendatary but some birds migrate North for the winter,

Sub-species

Larus dominicanus
Larus dominicanus austrinus
Larus dominicanus dominicanus
Larus dominicanus judithae
Larus dominicanus melisandae
Larus dominicanus vetula Cape Gull
 

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