The glaucous gull is a large pale gull with white wing tips. Younger birds are creamy white or more biscuit coloured, depending on age. All have pale wingtips. It is bigger than a herring gull and bulkier, with a fiercer expression, larger beak and squarer head than the smaller but virtually identically-plumaged plumaged Iceland gull.
What they eat:
Scavenges for carrion, shellfish and scraps.
- UK wintering:
- 170 birds
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.