Pacific Gull (species: Larus (Larus) pacificus) in Sydney Marine Life (Gaia Guide)
Larus (Larus) pacificus
Pacific Gull

©Leo: Pacific Gull (Larus (Larus) pacificus)

©Leo: Young Pacific Gull (Larus (Larus) pacificus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Laridae
Genus Larus
Species Larus (Larus) pacificus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

This species is mostly white, with dark wings and back, and a very thick (when compared to other gull species), powerful, red-tipped yellow bill. Young birds are mottled-brown all over, and attain their adult plumage only gradually: by its fourth year, a young bird has usually become difficult to tell apart from an adult bird. (Wikipedia)


  • From 58 cm to 66 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 0.9 kg to 1.2 kg


  • From 137 cm to 157 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is native to the coasts of Australia. (Wikipedia)

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.