birding-aus Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae). Are there two populatio

To: Birding-aus <>
Subject: birding-aus Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae). Are there two populations?
From: Mike & Judy Hines <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:49:45 +1100

    The Silver Gull familiar to most of us is quite willing to scavenge
food scraps in bay side parks and streets and from rubbish tips.
    The Silver Gulls at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, do not
do this.
    Until the 1980's we had a town rubbish tip and to the delight of the
local crows and goannas , it was well stocked with food scraps. This tip
was closed and an Island tip opened along the road to Dunwich. Neither
tips were patronised by Gulls.
    Our Gulls,some 30-40 in number, have an "oceanic" habitat and mostly
spend their days fossicking for planktonic debris along the tide line of
the beaches. They are never seen in the streets or outside the
'take-away' food shops or in the picnic areas.
Are there two populations of Silver Gulls differentiated by feeding

Mike Hines, 20 Timbin Road, Point Lookout, Quensland  4183.

To unsubscribe from this list, please send a message to

Include "unsubscribe birding-aus" in the message body (without the quotes)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • birding-aus Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae). Are there two populations?, Mike & Judy Hines <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU