The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is a very large seagull, a sea bird, 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