Thursday, August 7, 2014

Creature Feature #292: Gull

The Gulls are a Family of medium-to-large seabirds widespread across the world. Highly social, gregarious and noisy, they are a common sight at beaches, rubbish dumps, and in the urban environment. Intelligent and opportunistic, she is partial to scavenging and follows an omnivorous diet. Whilst fish might be her traditional fare, she will eat almost anything. Often known as "seagulls", some species of Gull live quite a distance from the sea, although generally not too far from water. The Utah state bird is the Californian Gull, commemorated for its role in saving the crops of the early settlers from a locust plague. Gulls gather in great colonies to breed, and form monogamous pairs.

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