Gulls and Terns

(Family Laridae)

Thirty-five species have been recorded in Australia, of which on the Pacific Gull Larus pacificus is endemic. Of the 11 gulls, the only other breeding species are the Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae   and Kelp Gull L. dominicanus. Several of the 23 terns breed in Australia, while others occur as regular non-breeding visitors or as vagrants.

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