The gull family (Laridae) includes the kittiwakes as well as familiar gulls such as the herring gull and the black-headed gull. Some types seem as at home in towns and cities as they are at the coast.
Scientific name: Laridae
Iolo Williams discovers how birds have adapted to living alongside man.
Iolo Williams visits a 20 year old kittiwake colony nesting on Mumbles Pier on Gower.
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.