Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, November 2016 - click for larger image

Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
November 2016

The Kelp Gull is found near the coasts of southern South America, southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

It has a mainly white body with a contrasting black mantle, yellow bill with a red spot near the tip of its lower mandible and dull, greenish-yellow legs. In flight it has a white trailing edge to its black wings and an all-white tail.

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