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Hartlaub’s Gull

Emma Booysen

The Hartlaub’s Gull or King Gull, (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii) is a small gull, which is a non-migratory breeding resident endemic to the Atlantic Ocean coastline of South Africa and Namibia. Hartlaub’s Gull is 36–38 cm in length. It is a mainly white gull with a grey back and upperwings, black wingtips with conspicuous white "mirrors", and a dark red bill and legs (Wiki). I photographed this one at Melkbosstrand.