Hartlaub’s Gull With Fish

The Hartlaub’s Gull (Afrikaans name, Hartlaubmeeu) is the most common gull in South Africa. It is an opportunistic predator and scavenger even feeding from dustbins.

We saw this one steal a fish from one of the local fisherman, in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, before the fisherman even had a chance to return it to the water.

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