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Birds

European
Herring Gull

Least Concern

Decreasing

European Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

The European Herring Gull is a large gull. It is up to 66 cm long and is the most abundant and best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe. It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Some European Herring Gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. in the British Isles, Iceland, or on the North Sea shores. European Herring Gulls are also abundant around inland garbage dumps, and some have even adapted to life in inland cities.

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Larus argentatus

European Herring Gull

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