Today’s feathery friend lives all over the world in the Southern Hemisphere, so we chose to jet over to New Zealand to find them. Grab your beach blankets and sunglasses and let’s take a picnic out to meet this bird!


   Range/Habitat: South America-South Africa-New Zealand-Australia/


   Diet: Omnivore: invertebrates, birds, fish

   Length/Weight: 21 ½-26”/2- 3 ½ lbs

   Conservation Status: common



Fun Facts:

  • Kelp gulls are large coastal birds.
  • They have black backs and wings and a white body and head.
  • Kelp gulls are also known as the Dominican gull.
  • They are one of the most widespread gulls in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Both the female and males take care of the chicks.

We think Kelp gulls are great. They are so fancy in their black and white feathers.  Do our readers ever talk to gulls at the beach?



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