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herring gull

a common, large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin of herring gull
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
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  • Call is higher pitched than corresponding call of the herring gull.
  • Consider the flightless fluffs of brown otherwise known as herring gull chicks.
  • Island nesting seems important to reduce mammalian predation, but does not influence herring gull predation.
  • White phosphorus has been found in the eggs of a herring gull and can be transferred to the eggs of chickens through dosing hens.
British Dictionary definitions for herring gull

herring gull

a common gull, Larus argentatus, that has a white plumage with black-tipped wings and pink legs
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