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Black Backed Gull    (Dominican Gull)


Larus dominicanus

Black Backed Gulls  are very common and seen on most beaches. They are a serious scavenger and as well will follow fish boats for offal. They also prey heavily on any ducklings, both mallard/grey and paradise that they come across.

There is quite a large colony off Ulva Island

Size 600 mm


Black Backed Gull



Black Backed Gull



Black Backed Gull



Black Backed Gull



Juvenile Black Backed Gull


Black Backed Gull Call



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Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
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