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Lambert's Bay, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/3200, f/7.1, ISO 400á
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Charadriiformes   Family  Laridae

Deutsch  Dominikanerm÷we Dutch  Kelpmeeuw
Italian  Gabbiano del kelp Spanish  Gaviota Cocinera


The Kelp Gull, is also known as the Dominican Gull, after the Dominican friars who wore black and white habits. They superficially resemble two gulls from further north in the Atlantic Ocean, the Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Great Great Black-backed Gull. The Kelp is intermediate in size between these two species.


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Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
GoÚland dominicain