Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Glaucous Gull
The Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) breeds in the arctic regions of northern Russia, on islands in northern Siberia, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and the Midway Islands in the Pacific. Most birds are migratory. In winter you finc the Glaucous Gull in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Ocean as far south as the British Isles and northern United States, including in the Great Lakes. Some birds sometimes reach the southern U.S. and northern Mexico.

The Glaucous Gull nests on the coastline of rocky shores or steep grassy slopes, but can also breed several kilometers inland on cliffs or on small islands in lakes.

The Glaucous Gull is omnivores. They forage while swimming or walking, but can also pick up food from the water and catch small birds while flying. The gulls often follow fishing boats.


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