- Poicephalus meyeri
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Mew Gull is a small species of migratory "white-headed" larus gull that is found across large parts of Europe and Asia. There is also a population in the far northwestern part of North America. It is known as the Common Gull outside of North America. An Asian subspecies is called the Kamchatka Gull
Mew Gulls nest on the ground or in trees (nesting in trees is fairly unusual in gulls). They breed in colonial groups, usually near water. Mew Gulls take three years to reach full maturity.
Mew Gulls are omnivorous and opportunistic feeders. They have a wide variety in diet, taking prey like worms, small fish, and insects. They also dine on grain and other vegetation, and will scavenge from discarded rubbish.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 19 December 2014|
|Scientific Name||Larus canus|
|Birdorable Family||Terns & Gulls|
(as of 25 January 2017)
16.1 to 18.1 inches
42.1 to 44.9 inches
12.7 to 21.2 ounces