Larus argentatus

Herring Gull

VVOFT0140 Larus argentatus<br>
code: VVOFT0140
VODH00221 Larus argentatus<br>
code: VODH00221
VODH00222 Larus argentatus<br>
code: VODH00222
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00921
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00910
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00920
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00911
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00912
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00915
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00917
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT00918
Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull
code: VVOFT01448

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Exif ImageDescription: Larus argentatus,Silbermoewe,Herring Gull

The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the lower Great Lakes, on the east coast of North America or at the North Sea shores. Herring Gulls are also abundant around inland garbage dumps, and some have even adapted to life in inland cities. ...This group has a ring distribution around the northern hemisphere. Differences between adjacent forms in this ring are fairly small, but by the time the circuit is completed, the end members, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, are clearly different species. Adult Herring Gulls are similar to Ring-billed Gulls but are much larger, have pinkish legs, and a much thicker yellow bill with more pronounced gonys. First-winter Herring Gulls are much browner, but second and third-winter birds can be confusing since soft part colors are variable and third-year Herring Gull often show a ring around the bill. Such birds are most easily distinguished by the larger size and larger bill of Herring Gull....Adults are easily identified by their size, pale grey back and the red spot on the beak. Legs are pink at all ages. The bird depicted is the western European race Larus argentatus argenteus. The Scandinavian race L. a. argentatus is slightly larger and darker, with more white in the wing tips. The North American American Herring Gull is similar to argentatus, except that immature birds tend to be darker and more uniformly brown. These are omnivores like most Larus gulls, and will scavenge on rubbish tips and elsewhere, as well as seeking suitable small prey in fields or on the coast, or robbing plovers or lapwings of their catches. Eggs, usually three, are laid on the ground or cliff ledges in colonies, and are defended vigorously by this large gull. The loud laughing call is well-known in the northern hemisphere. Herring Gulls are known to be capable of seeing ultraviolet light.... Source:Wikipedia

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