Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio Gulls (Seagulls) in the family, Laridae.

Gulls Wiki
Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders.

Gulls are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls, stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground-nesting carnivores, which take live food or scavenge opportunistically. Live food often includes crabs and small fish. Gulls have unhinging jaws which allow them to consume large prey. Apart from the kittiwakes, gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls.

Gulls nest in large, densely packed noisy colonies. They lay two or three speckled eggs in nests composed of vegetation. The young are precocial, being born with dark mottled down, and mobile upon hatching.

Gulls—the larger species in particular—are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly developed social structure. For example, many gull colonies display mobbing behavior, attacking and harassing would-be predators and other intruders. Certain species (e.g. the herring gull) have exhibited tool use behavior, using pieces of bread as bait with which to catch fish, for example.

Gull Photography Portfolio Includes these Species
Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
Common Gull, Larus canus canus
Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens
Heermann's Gull, Larus heermanni
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla
Lava Gull, Larus fuliginosus
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus
Western Gull, Larus occidentalis
Yellow-legged Gull, Larus michahellis


Collective Noun - Gulls
There are several collective nouns for the gulls, and many of them are good. A group of gulls is called a colony, flotilla, pack, scavenging, screech, squabble.

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Black-legged Kittiwake - Glacier BayCommon Gull - AmsterdamGlaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescensGlaucous-winged Gull = AlaskaGlaucous-winged Gull - 1st YearHeermann's GullHeermann's Gull - Ist CycleHeermann's Gull - 2nd CycleHerring GullHerring GullHerring Gull - Oregon CoastHerring GullHerring GullLaughing GullLaughing GullLaughing GullLava GullLava Gull, Larus fuliginosusLava Gull, Larus fuliginosusLava Gull, Larus fuliginosus