Black-billed gulls are specialists of stony river beds like this one, the Cardrona River in Central Otago. They feed on small fish, skinks and aquatic insects. After the breeding season they move to the coast. This inland breeding gull is New Zealand’s only endemic gull – found nowhere else.
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