Story: Bird migration

Black-billed gulls and chick (1st of 2)

Black-billed gulls and chick

The black-billed gull breeds mainly on South Island braided river beds and adjacent farmland. Recently, some North Island coastal and riverbed colonies have become established. The population of this endemic species (found only in New Zealand) is in serious decline.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015