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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gull

The European herring gull is a large gull. One of the best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe, it was once abundant. It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Some European herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. in Ireland, Britain, Iceland, or on the North Sea shores. European herring gulls have a varied diet, including fish, crustaceans and dead animals as well as some plants.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Sweden
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
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