rare black-billed gulls have set up camp in central Christchurch

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Hundreds of rare black-billed gulls have set up camp at the former PWC building site on Armagh St, in central Christchurch

Hundreds of rare black-billed gulls, in fact the most threatened gull on Earth have set up camp at the former PWC building site on Armagh St, in central Christchurch.

About 300 black-billed gulls, tarāpuka, have established a colony with about 130 nests in the half demolished and flooded foundations of the former office block.

The birds, which can only be found in New Zealand, are nesting on the concrete beams, mating and washing in a flooded basement surrounded by protective fences.

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