GULL is a stout waterbird with long, pointed wings, webbed feet and a square tail. Adults are usually white and grey in colour; juveniles are more brownish. In flight they glide and soar effortlessly and are a familiar sight to coastal mariners, but while they are thought of as seabirds ("sea gulls"), most species nest inland. Whether on the coast or in the Interior, they are found close to water; they subsist on fish and invertebrates and by scavenging. More than a dozen species are found in...

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