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Common Gull

Larus canus

Description:

Despite the name, it's actually not particularly common in the UK. Passes through the south as a winter visitor, resident to the north but is only abundant in localised areas. Essentially looks like a much gentler version of the herring gull, resembling a kittiwake almost. Black eyes, yellow bill and greenish legs.

Habitat:

Best place to find them is coastal areas. They were fairly abundant on the West Sands by St Andrews, Scotland.

Notes:

Note pic 5 for size comparison with the more common black-headed gull.

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LauraMaria
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LauraMaria

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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