Sea gullS My favorite "chiCken"

It is believed that sea gulls - souls keepers of people who died in the shipwreck.

Gulls are birds that belong to the Laridae family. Initially, most of the species were included under the genus Larus. However, several species have been placed under other genera. The characteristic features of these white or gray-colored birds include webbed feet, long bill, black markings on the head or the wings. While the term 'seagulls' is often used by most of us, ornithologists refrain from using this term.

I have started my photo collection of sea gulls over 10 years ago, Maldives

Fact: Sea gulls can drink salt water

European herring gull (Larus argentatus) near Realto brigde, Venice, Italy
"Flying to the sun" over the Volga river not far from Kazan, Russia
It is just 1 CHF entertainment to feed gulls
Geneva lake sea gulls feeding, Geneva, Swiss
Evening meals, Geneva, Swiss

The largest gull on Earth is the great black-backed gull, which resembles a small eagleā€”its wingspan is 1.5 meters (about 5 ft). By contrast, the smallest gull (the little gull) has a wingspan about one-third that size at just over 0.5 meters (2 ft).

Hyde park inhabitant, London, UK
"Bon voyage" Helsinki, Finland

Fact: Sea gulls have better eyesight than human.

Gulls have some rather useful adaptations. Their wings have a high aspect ratio compared to the shorter wings of many birds, which is responsible for their ease of maneuvering. Adults of many gull species have prominent spots on their bill that serve as visual cues to youngsters. In order to induce adults to regurgitate food, nestlings will peck this spot.

Touching the sea. Morning comes to Cambrils, Spain
Black Sea sea gull, Elenite, Bulgaria

Seagulls are very clever. They learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall and trick earthworms to come to the surface.

Gulls silhouette in the morning, Geneva, Swiss
Feather cleaning, Kingston, UK

Fact: Living in captivity can increase a seagulls lifespan by 30 years!

Hunting over the Black Sea, Elenite, Bulgaria
Lucerne, Swiss
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