Sunday 9 March 2014

Good looking gulls.

I don't know about you, but I'm not one of those that finds gulls fascinating, unlike with waders I can't sit and sift through a flock and study the minutiae of plumage details. Don't misunderstand me though, I find them really attractive and on our travels around the world we have seen some real corkers.
Hartlaub's Gull Croicocephalus hartlaubii; Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa.
Red-billed Gull Croicocephalus scopulinus; Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. 

Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus scoresbii; Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego, Chile.
Grey Gull Leucophaeus modestus; Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile. 
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni; San Diego, California, USA.
Belcher's Gull Larus belcheri; Villa Marshes, Lima, Peru.

Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan; Villa Marshes, Lime Peru.

Andean Gull Croicocephalus serranus; Marcapomacocha, Junín, Peru.

Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea; Patrington, Humberside, England.
Brown-headed Gull Croicocephalus brunnicephalus; Bang Poo, Samut Prakan, Thailand.
Kep Gull Larus dominicanus; Punta Arenas, Magellanes y Antárctica Chilena, Chile

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla; Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. 
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis; Bolsa Chica, California, USA.
Western Gull Larus occidentalis; San Diego, California, USA.


  1. Was thinking of making a quest to see all the gulls, but it's frustrating when you show 5 "experts" pictures of "weird" young gulls, you often get 5 theories to what their ID is.

    1. Good luck with that, what with the difficulty of identification, taxonomy changing by the day and hybrids, Gul Quest is not something I'd like to tackle! Cheers.