Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Gulls :: Kelp Gull

Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus

Described by: Lichtenstein, M. H. K. (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Southern Black-backed Gull, Dominican Gull
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Woody Point, Queensland, Australia - Sep 30, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Dec 5, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Peru - Aug, 2002 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset 
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Coasts and Islands of the Southern Hemisphere;
Four main populations;
(1) Coastal s. South America from nw. Peru and se. Brazil s. to Tierra del Fuego and mountain lakes of Argentina from Rio Negro to Santa Crua, Falkland Is., South Georgia and Australia in sw. Western Australia then from se. South Australia, e. to Victoria, e. New South Wales (Wollongong), se. Queensland and Tasmania (Bruny Island). Coasts and mountains of New Zealand, Macquarie Is., Campbell Is., Auckland Is., Snares Is., Antipodes Is., Bounty Is. and Chatham Is.
(2) Coastal w. and s. Africa in Senegambia and Angola, s. and c. Namibia (Walvis Bay), South Africa (Durban in Natal), Mozambique.
(3) Antarctica on the Antarctic Peninsuls s. to 68S and Antarctic islands including South Sandwich Is., South Orkney Is., and South Shetland Is.
(4) Subantarctic Indian Ocean Islands including Bouvet Is., Prince Edward Is., Marion Is., Crozet Is., Kerguelen Is. and Heard Is.
(5) Coastal sw. and s. Madagascar.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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