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sabine's gull

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Sabine's gull (Larus sabini) is named after the British scientist and explorer General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883). They can be observed singly or in flocks of up to 1,000 in a marine and coastal water habitat.

Distribution: Non-breeders all along the Namibian coastline from the Orange River through Luderitz to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund extending north through Cape Cross, Torra Bay to the Kunene River estuary with the Atlantic Ocean.

Diet: Fish offal, small fish and marine invertebrates as well as scraps from fishing vessels are taken by dipping, up-ending and surface-seizing.

Description: Distinctive colouring in flight.

Breeding: Females lay around 3 eggs. Extralimital breeders.

Size: 30cm. Weight: 170g. Wingspan: 90cm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

Sossusvlei Hotels