Yellow-legged Gull

Scientific Name: Larus cachinnans
Common Name: Yellow-legged Gull, Western yellow-legged gull

Identifying Features: yellow legs, white head, white belly, yellow bill, grey wings, red spot on bill

Fun Facts:

  • They are omnivores and opportunistic foragers. Although urban populations are generally opportunistic scavengers, they can shift to a predatory diet if necessary.
  • Yellow-legged gulls usually breed in colonies. Eggs, usually three, are laid from mid March to early May and are defended vigorously by this large gull.


This image was clicked by Corine Bliek – via Flickr.

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