Saturday, 5 January 2019


The silver gull (Chroicocephalus (Larus) novaehollandiae) is the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly at or near coastal areas. It is smaller than the pacific gull, which is also found in Australia. The silver gull should not be confused with the herring gull, which is called "silver gull" in many other languages (scientific name Larus argentatus, German Silbermöwe, French Goéland argenté, Dutch zilvermeeuw), but is a much larger, robust gull with no overlap in range.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.


  1. The gulls are fun to watch! We don't have any here, but we do in the region.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  2. Hello. Great photo. The Silver Gull have a beautiful red bill.

  3. We are more than 1,000 miles from any sea coast, but we have huge flocks of seagulls, mostly herring gulls, three seasons of the year. Large flocks can be seen following tractors when cultivating or harvesting fields.

  4. Silver Gull is a very attractive bird and as you say is ubiquitous in many parts of Australia. You mention Pacific Gull also, and the third gull, especially on the south eastern coasts and Tasmania is Kelp Gull. I recently had the pleasure of all three on a recent trip to your country.

  5. Hello, it is a pretty gull. I would like to add it to my life list. So sorry I am late commenting. I am just back from my trip away and catching up. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day and week ahead. I also appreciate your visit and comment.


I love to hear from you, so please comment. I appreciate constructive criticism as it improves my skills as an amateur photographer.