Western Gull

white and gray gull sitting on iceplant nest with black and gray spotted chick
Western Gull. ©Tim Hauf, timhaufphotography.com

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore; Fish, crustaceans, marine invertebrates, human leftovers

Average lifespan: 15 years (but can live up to 25 years)

Average size: Length: 22-27 in.; Wingspan: 47–57 in.

Average weight: 2-3 lb.

Did You Know?
Gulls have salt glands in the grooves of their skull that allow them to process excess salt from ocean water - though they prefer fresh water, gulls can drink salt water if necessary.

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Western Gull

Last updated: October 26, 2016