We're celebrating gulls on the blog this week! Today we'd like to share a bird term that relates to some species of gulls. Let's find out about kleptoparasitism! Photo by Jade Craven (CC BY 2.0) Kleptoparasitism is just what it sounds like... Read more »
The Heermann's Gull is a gull that lives on the west coast of the United States and Mexico. It has a population of about 150,000 pairs, and 90% of these nest on the island of Isla Rasa off Baja California.
Heermann's Gulls eat a variety of food items. They are also known to steal food from other birds; Brown Pelicans are frequent victims.
The conservation status of the Heermann's Gull is Near Threatened (as of November 2014), but the good news is that the population trend is increasing. Weather patterns like El Niño strongly influence breeding success of this species.
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We're celebrating gulls this week, so for T-Shirt Tuesday we're featuring a new t-shirt design made for people who love seagulls!Larophile is shown here on a Men's Basic American Apparel T-Shirt, which is available in over 30 different colors. The design features... Read more »
We're celebrating the gulls of the world this week! These social, intelligent birds can be found all over the world. Today we're sharing some fun gull coloring pages! Gulls tend to have a lot of black, white, and grey in their plumage. The breeding plumage Ross's Gull,... Read more »
This week, we're celebrating the gulls of the world! Join us as we highlight these social and intelligent birds. Today we're talking about how some gulls got their common names. Of the approximately 55 recognized species of gull in... Read more »