Yellow Billed Silver Gull

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Subject: Yellow Billed Silver Gull
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 00:25:17 +1000
Brent Stephenson wrote:
Not quite as extreme, but a bird I saw recently (late June) here in NZ
showed similarly strange coloured legs - I have posted photos at

A similar, but younger, bird to the one Vin saw is described on
Frank O'Connor's website:

Another sub-adult bird - with black primaries - was reported by Jo Wieneke
on Birding-Aus in 1996:

(My apologies to Frank and Jo if I've stolen their thunder; they were
the relevant results from Google when searching for "silver gull" and
"yellow bill".)

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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