Ring-billed Gull Images, Facts and Information:
- Ring-billed Gulls are medium-sized gulls with slim short bills that show a black ring at the tip when they are adults. They are a soft gray above with white heads during the breeding season and brownish streaked heads in nonbreeding plumage. They have yellow legs.
- They are sociable gulls and will fly and flock together in the hundreds or thousands.
- Ring-billed Gulls can be found at inland bodies of water during the breeding season and coastal beaches during the winter. They can also be found at dumps, parking lots, and freshly plowed agricultural fields.
- During the 19th century these gulls were hunted for their plumage.
- They lay 2 to 4 eggs which hatch in 21 to 28 days, both sexes incubate.
- They are migratory.
- A group of gulls can be called a “squabble”, “flotilla”, “screech” and “scavenging” of gulls.
- Ring-billed Gulls can live up to 32 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Ring-billed Gull photos.
Mia McPherson 2017-01-05T07:56:45+00:00
Title: Ring-billed Gull in breeding plumage during January
Location: Salt Lake County, Utah