Any of several species of web-footed seabirds of the family Larinae. Sea gulls are found worldwide in coastal areas and near inland seas and large lakes. They are typically white or gray in color with black markings. Gulls are ominvorous and catch or scavenge many types of food including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects, grasshoppers, worms, grubs, and even garbage.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gulls; sea gull; seagull
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "gull." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 18 Mar. 2005 .
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagull