Two new birds in the gull family Laridae join Birdorable this week! We've added the Pallas's Gull and the Western Gull to our cute cartoon bird family. The Pallas's Gull is one of the largest species of gull in... Read more »
About the Pallas's Gull
Also known as: Great Black-headed Gull
Pallas's Gulls are among the largest gulls in the world. They are the largest black-headed gull and are known as the Great Black-headed Gull in some parts of the world. Only the Great Black-backed Gull and the Glaucous Gull are larger.
Pallas's Gulls feed on fish, including dead fish. They also prey upon insects, crustaceans, reptiles, other birds, and small mammals. This species is named after the Prussian naturalist Peter Simon Pallas.
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