The Pacific Gull is endemic to the shores of southern Australia. They are a large (reaching 65cm in length) black-and-white gull with a massive red tipped yellow bill.
Young birds are mottled dark brown with a black-tipped yellow to pink bill. Juveniles attain their adult plumage after four years.
Pacific Gulls are usually found on sandy beaches, also inhabiting rocky coasts and offshore islands. They forage along the coast line between the high-water mark and shallow water on sandy beaches, feeding mainly on molluscs, fish, birds and other marine animals.