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52â€“58 cm (20Â½-22Â¾ in)
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Western birds (subspecies atlantis) has a darker mantle than more easterly birds.
Caspian Gull is included by some authorities in Yellow-legged Gull. The scientific name for the species would then be Larus cachinnans.
There are 2 subspecies: Subspecies of the Yellow-legged Gull:
Fields and coasts.
They are scavengers and also rob other birds of their catches. Their varied diet consists of fish, invertebrates, mammals, rodents, birds eggs and chicks. Also refuse and offal.
They breed in colonies. The nest is a mound of vegetation built on the ground or on cliff ledges. The clutch consists of 3 eggs which are incubated for 27-31 days; the young fledge after 35-40 days.
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