The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is a very large seabird from Australia, larger than the Silver Gull. It is the largest gull in Australia.
The Pacific Gull is mostly white, with black wings, tail, and back. It has a very thick, powerful, yellow beak with a red tip. Its legs are yellow to orange-yellow.
It can range in length from 58-66 centimetres (23-26 inches), with a wingspan of 137-157 centimetres (54-62 inches).
It is commonly found alone or in pairs along the coast of the Southern Ocean or the Indian Ocean.
Females makes a cup-shaped nest of grasses and sticks on the ground. She lays 2-3 mottled brown eggs. When the chicks hatch, they are mottled brown with a pink beak that has a black tip.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM