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(Redirected from European Herring Gull)
Includes: Vega Gull and American Herring Gull
55-66cm. Breeding Adult
Non Breeding Adult
 European Herring Gull
Breeds widely across Northern Europe from Iceland and the Faroes to northern Scandinavia and Arctic Russia, reaching south to the British Isles and France east to Germany, Poland, Belarus and the Baltic States. Has recently been recorded breeding in a Yellow-legged Gull colony in northern Spain.
 Vega Gull
 American Herring Gull
Clements and Dickinson actually accept four subspecies in three groups:
All three groups are accepted as full species by Gill and Donsker.
Breeds mainly along rocky coastlines on cliffs, stacks and islands, in some areas on buildings or on flatter areas of shore and in others at inland lakes. Mainly coastal when not breeding but increasingly in urban areas and on farmland. Abundant at refuse-tips and around fishing harbours.
They are scavengers; they will also take eggs and young birds.
They are colony nesters. 2-4 olive eggs are laid on the ground or cliff ledges and are incubated for 28-30 days.
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