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. Although they prefer fresh water, gulls can drink salt water if necessary.

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Western Gull

Last updated: November 9, 2018