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2/10 Facts about the Common Gull

  • The Common Gull is also known as Mew Gull and Sea Mew. Common refers to their winter habitat of feeding on pastures or common land; not that they are an overly abundant species.
  • It is the only white-headed gull that regularly uses trees for nesting
  • They are the long-lived, the oldest known individual was 24 years old.
  • A group of gulls has many collective nouns, including a ‘flotiall’, ‘gullery’, ‘screech’, ‘scavenging’, and ‘squabble’ of gulls.

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