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Herring Gull

Larus argentatus


Large gull (up to 66 cm long). The bill is yellow with a red spot and there is a ring of bare yellow skin around the pale eye. Adults in breeding plumage have a grey back and upperwings and white head and underparts.


Coasts of Europe.


One of the best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe. They are able to survive in human-adapted areas, and can often be seen in towns acting as a scavenger.

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Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira, Norte, Portugal

Spotted on Dec 22, 2015
Submitted on Dec 22, 2015

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