Seagulls

Katelyn Bawden

Student
Seagulls are sea birds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but now it is called polyphyletic.

Gulls are typically medium to large sized birds. They are also usually grey or white and sometimes black. They have squawking calls. They have webbed feet and long bills. They are carnivores. They usually eat crab and small fish. They have long jaws so they can get a very good grip on the thing they are eating. Gulls are typically coastal inland species, rarely venturing out to sea.
They live in large, densely packed, and noisy colonies. They usually prefer sound over silence because it gives them peace. They can as a matter of fact live in a swamp. They’re many types of sea gulls. Those include: the European herring gull, black headed gull, great black headed gull, common gull, lesser black gull, yellow legged gull, black legged gull, kelp gull, and the silver gull. There are many more types of seagulls. They’re exactly 51 types. The smallest gull is the little gull and largest the great black beaked gull. They have large bodies and slim necks.

Sea gulls live worldwide. They have been reported to live on every country. The drink salt water, as well as fresh water. Sea gulls are often taking a wide range of prey. They eat alive and dead animals.

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