Family - Laridae


Image of a Gull (Family Laridae) | Rentokil Pest Control NZ
  • There are several species of gull and only a small number are recognised as being pest birds — Greater black–backed gull, the Lesser black–backed gull and the Herring gull.
  • Identification of gulls can be difficult due to seasonal variations in their plumage.


  • 1 brood per year, with 3 eggs in each clutch.
  • 25 day incubation period.
  • Young birds spend 35 – 42 days in the nest.


  • Feed away from their roosting sites; omnivorous.
  • Nests on cliffs and buildings.

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