Common Gull

Description: Common gulls are the size of a crow, in pure white plumage, apart from the light blue-grey mantle, and the black white-spotted tips of the wings. The bill is thinner than that of a herring gull, uniformly yellow, without the red spot on the mandible. Their length is 44-51 cm.

Habitat: This is a common bird, settling as solitary couples or small colonies on lakes, rivers, ponds, water reservoirs, islands, swampy grass-grown easy-sloping banks, bayous, quite often next to other gulls and terns.

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