The Iceland gull is a medium-size gull, smaller than most herring gulls. It has a rounded head and smallish beak, giving it a dove-like expression. It has very pale plumage and white wing tips and, like the glaucous gull, it is sometimes referred to as a 'white-winged' gull. It is a winter visitor, with small numbers of birds, usually seen alone. It breeds in the Arctic and winters as far south as New York and Britain.
What they eat:
Fish - alive or as carrion.
- UK wintering:
- 240 birds
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.