Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52517

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Larus
Genus species:Larus sp.

Animal Characteristics

Identification:A gull can be gray or black and white and has a slightly hooked bill.
Habitat:Shores, open oceans, urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: widely varies; fish, garbage, carrion
Reproduction:Most gull species are colonial nesters and build their nests on the ground. Both parents incubate and raise only one brood per year.
Gulls are often part of large mixed flocks at good feeding sites.
Behavior:Only a few species venture far out to sea.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There are over 40 species of gull within the Larus genus.

Other Information

Geographic:Worldwide Date:1958-1988 Subjects:gull-like bird
Gulls (unidentified)
Larus
Gulls
Laridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata