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About the Silver Gull

Also known as: Australian Silver Gull, Seagull, Red-billed Gull

The Silver Gull is a species of gull found around Australia and New Zealand. It is the most common gull in Australia, where it is simply known as "seagull".

Silver Gulls have an incredibly varied diet. They scavenge food from dumps and parking lot refuse. They hunt for fish and marine invertebrates. They forage for seeds and berries. They eat insects, eggs, and more. They are opportunistic feeders and may even steal food from terns, pelicans, and other birds.

Silver Gulls are found in all states of Australia and their population trend is increasing as of December 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 January 2015
Scientific Name Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Chroicocephalus
  • C. novaehollandiae
Birdorable Family Terns & Gulls
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 24 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
15 to 17 inches
36 to 38 inches
9 to 12 ounces
Range Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 澳洲银鸥 (Chinese)
  • racek australský (Czech)
  • Perlegrå Måge (Danish)
  • Witkopmeeuw (Dutch)
  • hopealokki (Finnish)
  • Mouette argentée (French)
  • Silberkopfmöwe (German)
  • Gabbiano australiano (Italian)
  • ギンカモメ [ginkamome] (Japanese)
  • Australmåke (Norwegian)
  • mewa czerwonodzioba (Polish)
  • Австралийская чайка (Russian)
  • Gaviota Plateada Australiana (Spanish)
  • Silvermås (Swedish)