Black-billed Gull

Scientific Name
Chroicocephalus bulleri
Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)

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The Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri) is a species of gull in the Laridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus, but is now considered to be the genus Chroicocephalus. The holotype is in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Its natural habitats are rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, sandy shores, pastureland, and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is a lightly coloured gull with a small amount of black on its wingtips. It has a long, thin, black bill with a bright red interior, and reddish black feet and white eyes. The juvenile has a flesh coloured bill with a dark tip and dark brown eyes.