herring gull


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herring gull

n.
A common gull (Larus argentatus) of the Northern Hemisphere having gray and white plumage with black wingtips.
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herring gull

n
(Animals) a common gull, Larus argentatus, that has a white plumage with black-tipped wings and pink legs
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her′ring gull`


n.
a common large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herring gull - large gull of the northern hemisphereherring gull - large gull of the northern hemisphere
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
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Translations

herring gull

ngabbiano reale
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The authority has also continued its "herring gull disruption programme" which began in 2017 and saw eggs being removed and birds of prey brought in to deter the airborne irritants from visiting North Yorkshire holiday hotspots.
But Tony Whitehead, spokesman for theRSPB,has claimed it was 'undoubtedly a herring gull'.
As a lifelong resident of the North Wales coast, I've lived cheek by jowl with them for more years than I can remember, and have had my fair share of close encounters of the herring gull kind.
These birds include songbirds, farmland birds, woodland birds and seabirds such as the Curlew, Hen Harrier, Corncrake, Lapwing, Woodcock, Puffin, Kittiwake, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Merlin, Skylark, Starling, Song Thrush, Nightingale, Herring Gull and the Yellowhammer.
As conservationists, we are not allowed to call them seagulls and they are sea birds of various types, herring gull, black-backed gull and blackheaded gull.
Of the seven gull species we have within the UK the herring gull is now listed red due to their severe decline in its national breeding population with others being in the amber band.
No matter how much you hate them, the herring gull population is in decline.
A herring gull colony is no place for the faint of heart, says Robert Letcher, research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Head of the Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Research Group in the Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate.
A UK-wide survey of wildlife in schools has revealed that playing fields provide decent stomping grounds for some of the UK gulls including the 'red-listed' herring gull.
From Smithsonian Oceanic Collection, "Seagull By the Shore: The Story of a Herring Gull" (with easy to download audiobook) is a beautifully illustrated young naturalist's book that tells all about the life of a herring gull of the Atlantic seashore.