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Photos of Kelp gulls (Larus dominicanus) on Dyer Island, swimming on the water and flying over the sea. are aggressive predators.

Kelp Gulls (Larus dominicanus) breed in Namibia and South Africa. There are large colonies between Cape Cross and Algoa Bay. According to an estimation, 11,000 Kelp Gull pairs live in southern Africa. Kelp Gulls are aggressive predators on the islands near the coast. On every occasion they rob the eggs and the young birds of the African Penguins, Cape Gannets, cormorants, terns and Hartlaub’s Gulls. The penguins suffer especially from the Kelp Gulls. In the past, the penguins had a safe home: their nesting caves were built into the guano. But already in the 19th century the guano was almost completely mined and now the penguins are forced to nest on the dangerous ground. During 40 days – alone the hatching of the penguin egg takes this time -, extreme watchfulness is necessary against the predators from the air. For a successful breeding, the guarding of the chicks may never let up, because the penguin chick t is extremely in need of protection.



Larus dominicanus
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


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Observing Flying Kelp gull
Observing Flying Kelp gull

Flying Kelp gulls (Larus dominicanus)
Flying Kelp gulls (Larus dominicanus)

Flying Kelp gulls
Flying Kelp gulls

Kelp gull on a rocky beach
Kelp gull on a rocky beach

Kelp gull on rocky coast
Kelp gull on rocky coast

Kelp gull on a rock
Kelp gull on a rock

Kelp gull assesses the situation
Kelp gull assesses the situation

Kelp gull close to the sea
Kelp gull close to the sea

Kelp gull flying over the sea
Kelp gull flying over the sea

Kelp gull glides over the sea
Kelp gull glides over the sea

Kelp gull on the lookout
Kelp gull on the lookout

Kelp gull has discovered fish remnants
Kelp gull has discovered fish remnants

Kelp gull in flight
Kelp gull in flight

Kelb gull in flight
Kelb gull in flight

Kelp gull in gliding flight
Kelp gull in gliding flight

Kelp gull in her element
Kelp gull in her element

Kelp gull with extended wings
Kelp gull with extended wings

Kelp gull looks at the sea
Kelp gull looks at the sea

Kelp gull looks at the sea surface
Kelp gull looks at the sea surface

Kelp gull starts landing
Kelp gull starts landing

Kelp gull over troubled sea
Kelp gull over troubled sea

Kelb gull over the wide sea
Kelb gull over the wide sea

Kelp gull on its way across the sea
Kelp gull on its way across the sea

Kelp gulls have discovered prey
Kelp gulls have discovered prey

Kelp gulls on approach
Kelp gulls on approach

Kelp gulls in flight
Kelp gulls in flight

Kelp gulls fighting for fish remains
Kelp gulls fighting for fish remains

Kelp gulls in Landing Approach
Kelp gulls in Landing Approach

Kelp gulls compete for prey
Kelp gulls compete for prey

Kelp gulls fight for fish remains
Kelp gulls fight for fish remains

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