General birdwatching discussion, help with bird identification, and all other things relating to wild birds and birding in NZ that don't fit in one of the other forums.
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Seven adult Black-billed Gulls at Rotoma today and an immature. Can someone please say for sure if it's red or black billed ?
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Looks like Red-billed to me, based on general build and head shape. Grey upperparts look dark enough, and bill a bit on the thick side for Black-billed.
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Two-month-old Red-Billed gull, readily started to moult its juvenile mantle & few scapulars.