family Laridae


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Related to family Laridae: Great black backed gull, Common Gull, Black headed gull
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Noun1.family Laridae - gull family: gulls and terns
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
suborder Lari, Lari - gulls; terns; jaegers; skimmers
larid - long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
genus Pagophila, Pagophila - a genus of Laridae
genus Rissa, Rissa - a genus of Laridae
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Gulls, seabirds of the family laridae, have been on earth, according to fossil evidence, for more than 30 million years (we are thought to have evolved in East Africa only 200,000 years ago) and they are clever.
Egg dumping is well known among many avian species, including members of the Family Laridae (Yom-Tov 2001).
Gulls (often informally called seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae.