The Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus, breeds on coasts and islands through much of the southern hemisphere.
The nest is a shallow depression on the ground lined with vegetation and feathers. The female usually lays 2 or 3 eggs. Both parents feed the young birds.
Adults have black upperparts and wings. The head, underparts, tail and the small “mirrors” at the wing tips are white. The bill is yellow with a red spot, and the legs are greenish.
The call is a strident ki-och. Young birds have scaly black-brown upperparts, and a neat wing pattern.
They take four years to reach maturity. These are omnivores like most Larus gulls, and they will scavenge as well as seeking suitable small prey.