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Common Gull

Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the common gull.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Michaela Strachan presents the common gull. In spite of their name Common Gulls aren't as common or widespread as some of our other gulls. Most of the breeding colonies in the UK are in Scotland. In North America their alternative name is Mew gull because of their mewing cat-like cries.

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Wed 13 Mar 2019 05:58

Common Gull (Larus canus)

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