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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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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 team's simple experiment involved placing a bag of chips on the ground and testing how long it took herring gulls to approach when someone was watching them.
They put bags of chips on the ground and tested how long it took herring gulls to approach.
In the study, the researchers put a bag of chips on the ground and tested how long it took herring gulls to approach when a human was watching them, compared to when the human looked away.
University of Exeter researchers put a bag of chips on the ground and tested how long it took herring gulls to approach when someone was watching them.
Herring gulls are also classed as a species of "conservation concern" in the UK due to falling numbers.
Species nesting in the cliffs also include gannets, puffins and herring gulls.
Herring gulls are a protected species and as such North Wales Police and the RSPCA are treating the incident as a crime and are asking the public for helping tracking down the culprit or culprits.
Two large adult herring gulls, which are protected so can't be removed, are caring for young chicks atop her Whitley Bay bungalow.
Wyre Council said the birds were Herring Gulls, a protected species, but that a solution was in place to allow Roy to take his wife out to appointments.
Numbers of herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls have grown in Aberdeen - and while some see them as part of the city's fabric, others regard them as a nuisance.
When gull nests and eggs are being removed it should be done with an expert present as it is extremely difficult to distinguish between the nests, eggs or downy chicks of herring gulls and lesser black backed gulls.
Of course, this type of activity is not uncommon on coasts and in areas where herring gulls nest on the roofs of houses.