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BirdPix:   2287
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2832CC
Observer:   White J; Mike White
Date of record:   2013-05-06
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   The bird looks pretty settled & is feeding on the fisherman’s left over bait!! The bird does a patrol from the end of the South Jetty on the North side of Richards Bay Harbour Mouth to the beach area on the West side of the Helipad @Alkandstrand just beyond the Public Car Park. [Follow Richards Bay Sign from the N2, then the Meerendsee sign. Just before Meerendsee the road splits, take the right fork to Alkandstrand & follow the road to the beach & car Park. Keep to the right of the Car Park & go along the road past the Helipad on to the pier, where you can park & wait for the gull to appear.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   932
Species name:   Larus pipixcan
Common name:   Franklin's Gull -- Franklinse Meeu
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Franklin's Gull
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 2287 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Les Underhill
Date:   2013-05-09 07:21:52
Species name:   Larus pipixcan -- Franklin's Gull; Franklinse Meeu
Species code:   932

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