Kōrero: Gulls, terns and skuas

Gulls feeding at sea (1 o 2)

Gulls feeding at sea

Gulls, terns and skuas make the most of feeding opportunities. These red-billed gulls are gathering over a school of kahawai, which chase smaller fish such as anchovies and pilchards to the surface, where gulls can get at them. White-fronted terns also take advantage of this phenomenon.

Using this item

Private collection
Photograph by Christina Troup

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Gulls, terns and skuas - Black-backed gulls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6115/gulls-feeding-at-sea (accessed 16 September 2019)

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