Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53802

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:
Genus species:

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:58-66 cm
Identification:The herring gull is white with a light gray back and wings. Its wingtips are black with white spots. The gull also has a red spot on its lower beak and pink feet.
Habitat:Ocean coasts, bays, beaches, lakes, farmlands
Diet:Carnivore: fish, crustaceans, mollusks, sea urchins, marine worms, birds, eggs, insects, carrion
Reproduction:Nests are located in colonies on the ground near a rock or shrub. The female lays 1-3 eggs which both parents incubate for 27-30 days. The chicks are fed via regurgitation and can fly by 45-50 days of age.
Behavior:Herring gulls are very opportunistic feeders. They will often steal from other birds. Shells are dropped on rocks from high in the air to break them open.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northern North America Date:1962-06 Subjects:Herring gull
gull-like bird
Larus
Gulls
Laridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53802