British wildlife recordings
Larus argentatus : Herring Gull - Laridae
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Beesands, Devon: OS Grid Reference(281500,40500)
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
This is an example of the call of the herring gull. Herring gulls are noisy sociable birds which form colonies along coastal regions of the British Isles, venturing more inland during the winter months. These gulls are typical scavengers which will eat almost anything. Consequently they are a familiar site around rubbish tips and refuse areas. Distinctive features of the herring gull are pink legs and a heavy yellow bill marked with a red spot, as well as its loud wails and laughing calls.