Silver Gull

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 02 January 2015
Scientific Name
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
  • Charadriiformes
  • Laridae
  • Chroicocephalus
  • C. novaehollandiae
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 to 17 inches
36 to 38 inches
9 to 12 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 澳洲银鸥
Czech (Cesky) racek australský
Danish (Dansk) Perlegrå Måge
Dutch (Nederlands) Witkopmeeuw
Finnish (Suomi) hopealokki
French (Français) Mouette argentée
German (Deutsch) Silberkopfmöwe
Italian (Italiano) Gabbiano australiano
Japanese (日本語) ギンカモメ [ginkamome]
Norwegian (Norsk) Australmåke
Polish (Polski) mewa czerwonodzioba
Russian (русский язык) Австралийская чайка
Spanish (Español) Gaviota Plateada Australiana
Swedish (Svenska) Silvermås
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