Story: Gulls, terns and skuas

Model gull (3rd of 3)

Model gull

Various methods have been used to discourage birds from congregating near airports. When this model of a dead red-billed gull was placed on the ground, it deterred birds of that species.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Zoology-Birds-Seagull-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Black-backed gulls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015