Common Gull

Larus canus

Common Gull


40cm to 42cm


110cm to 130cm


300g to 480g

About the Common Gull

Despite its name, the common gull isn't that common in most inland areas, although in some eastern counties and on the coast it can be abundant. In winter they are seen a lot more now in housing estates and towns.

It is very similar to a herring gull but is smaller. They have a yellow bill and greenish legs.

What does a Common Gull eat?

Their diet mainly consists of fish, insects, carrion, worms and even rubbish!

Other birds in the Gulls and terns family