Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

Length:

52cm to 60cm

Wingspan:

130cm to 158cm

Weight:

750g

Iceland Gull

About the Iceland Gull

The Iceland gull is smaller than the closely related herring gull and is considered a medium-sized member of the gull family. They have a dove-like expression on their face, this is due to the smaller beak and rounded head. The Iceland gull has light coloured plumage all over, with accompanying white wingtips, just like the glaucous gull.

These birds visit the UK during winter, and spends their breeding time in the Arctic. They are known to travel as far south as New York in the winter, in some cases.

What does an Iceland Gull eat?

Their diets consist mainly of fish - either alive or carrion.

Other birds in the Gulls and terns family