Seagulls (Laridae)

Family (Latin)

Seagulls, are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auksskimmers, and more distantly to the waders.

Sternula albifrons
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Hydroprogne caspia)
Larus hyperboreus)
Larus michahellis

A common gull around the mediterranean. Adults are externally similar to herring gulls but have yellow legs. They have a grey back, slightly darker than herring gulls but lighter than lesser black-backed gulls. They are much whiter-headed in autumn, and have more extensively black wing tips with few white spots, just as lesser black-backed. They have a red spot on the bill as adults, like the entire complex. There is a red ring around the eye like in the lesser black-backed gull but unlike in the herring gull which has a dark yellow ring.

Ichthyaetus audouinii
Larus canus

The common gull is a small version of the herring gull, with greenish legs and a yellow bill. Despite its name, it is not as common as the herring gull.

Larus argentatus

A large seagull common around the coasts of Europe