Picture of Planet Scott, planetscott.com
The Wild Wild World of
PLANET SCOTT
Travel and nature photos

Mew Gull (Larus canus)

Mew Gull (Larus canus)

Mew Gull (Larus canus)



Mew Gull (Larus canus) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Mew Gull (Larus canus) 1st Winter Mew Gull (Larus canus)

Class: Aves
Family: Laridae
Common Name: Mew Gull
Genus: Larus
Species Name: canus

About The Mew Gull

During winter, common gulls feed mainly on earthworms; they are often attracted to recently ploughed fields for this reason (7). At other times of the year they will also feeds on insects, fish, small mammals, carrion and rubbish (3) (6). They are often attracted to rubbish dumps in harsh winter weather (6).  The nest is built on the ground, on boulders, in low trees or on buildings, typically near water (2). Occasionally common gulls nest in groups with herring gulls, but they may also nest alone (6). Pairs produce between two and five eggs, which are incubated for up to 28 days. The chicks are fully fledged after a further 35 days (3). These gulls are relatively long-lived, with the maximum recorded life-span being 24 years (3).

Rights Holder: Wildscreen

Trips Where Observed

Alaska
Alaska 2010
Around The World in 66 Days
Indonesia
San Francisco 2007
Siberia
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain

Member Lifelists

Asia
California
Europe
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
6/15/2000
Gulls were dive-bombing us in the river. I think they were Mew Gulls.
9/30/2012
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
1st winter plumage
1/3/2013
7/16/2014
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
7/21/2014

Planetscott.com

Sitemap Hackers Challenge Contact
Website Powered By PlanetScott.com