Gulls
(Informally Called Seagulls) As Birds In The Wild

Gulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the 21st century, most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera.
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A gull perched on the top step
(1 of 40) (1006 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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A gull perched on the top step


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Gull on a lamp
(2 of 40) (997 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2000, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Gull on a lamp


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Gull against a deep blue sky.
(3 of 40) (1146 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 1971, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Gull against a deep blue sky.


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Young gull on lawn
(4 of 40) (977 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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Young gull on lawn


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Young gull about to take off in flight
(5 of 40) (980 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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Young gull about to take off in flight


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Gull on a well used concrete piling
(6 of 40) (1024 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Gull on a well used concrete piling


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A rather crowded gull latrine
(7 of 40) (1033 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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A rather crowded gull latrine


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Gull viewed from behind
(8 of 40) (1007 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Gull viewed from behind


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Gull on tire gazed at water
(9 of 40) (986 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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Gull on tire gazed at water


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Pigeon and gull share a roost
(10 of 40) (998 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Martinez Regional Shoreline, Martinez, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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Pigeon and gull share a roost


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A gull called from atop a post
(11 of 40) (992 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Martinez Regional Shoreline, Martinez, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
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A gull called from atop a post


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Gull from behind with marina beyond
(12 of 40) (987 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Gull from behind with marina beyond


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Young gulls perched on roof diagonal
(13 of 40) (986 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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Young gulls perched on roof diagonal


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Gull on an in-bound glide
(14 of 40) (1001 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Monday 17 December 2007)
(Photo taken 2006, Slide scanned 2007)
© 2007 Terry Welte
Creative Commons License
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Gull on an in-bound glide


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Gull glided away over the bay
(15 of 40) (999 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
San Francisco Bay, California
(Photo posted Monday 4 February 2008)
(Photo taken 16:25:18 Wednesday 12 December 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gull glided away over the bay


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Three gulls in flight
(16 of 40) (1003 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
San Francisco Bay, California
(Photo posted Monday 4 February 2008)
(Photo taken 16:25:26 Tuesday 25 December 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Three gulls in flight


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Gulls fill a clouded sky over the bay
(17 of 40) (979 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Ft. Mason, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 4 February 2008)
(Photo taken 12:35:54 Sunday 3 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gulls fill a clouded sky over the bay


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Gull hovered and waited
(18 of 40) (988 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Ferry Building, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 13 February 2008)
(Photo taken 12:39:32 Saturday 9 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gull hovered and waited


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Gull emulated curve of window
(19 of 40) (993 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Ferry Building, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 13 February 2008)
(Photo taken 12:40:50 Saturday 9 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gull emulated curve of window


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Gulls appeared as if on stage
(20 of 40) (995 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Sunday 24 February 2008)
(Photo taken 14:05:38 Saturday 16 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gulls appeared as if on stage


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Three gulls perched on a floating log
(21 of 40) (1002 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Sunday 24 February 2008)
(Photo taken 15:27:26 Saturday 16 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Three gulls perched on a floating log


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Gull at the end of the line
(22 of 40) (975 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Sunday 24 February 2008)
(Photo taken 15:59:34 Saturday 16 February 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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Gull at the end of the line


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Gulls in an abandoned parking lot
(23 of 40) (971 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Off Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 6 June 2008)
(Photo taken 11:39:12 Sunday 27 April 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gulls in an abandoned parking lot


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Two gulls viewed from above
(24 of 40) (1008 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Off Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 6 June 2008)
(Photo taken 10:49:46 Saturday 3 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Two gulls viewed from above


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A gull flew parallel to the ship
(25 of 40) (981 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bay Cruise, San Francisco Bay
(Photo posted Friday 6 June 2008)
(Photo taken 11:26:32 Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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A gull flew parallel to the ship


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A gull appeared as if to fly under the bridge
(26 of 40) (1008 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bay Cruise, San Francisco Bay
(Photo posted Friday 6 June 2008)
(Photo taken 11:28:00 Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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A gull appeared as if to fly under the bridge


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The yard where many gulls nested
(27 of 40) (1007 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Alcatraz Prison
Alcatraz Island, California
(Photo posted Thursday 24 July 2008)
(Photo taken 12:18:22 Sunday 8 June 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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The yard where many gulls nested


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A gull chick out for an afternoon stroll
(28 of 40) (1003 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Alcatraz Prison
Alcatraz Island, California
(Photo posted Thursday 24 July 2008)
(Photo taken 12:21:06 Sunday 8 June 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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A gull chick out for an afternoon stroll


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Gull sat protectively on a nest
(29 of 40) (982 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Alcatraz Prison
Alcatraz Island, California
(Photo posted Thursday 24 July 2008)
(Photo taken 12:26:48 Sunday 8 June 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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Gull sat protectively on a nest


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Gulls loitered on old fallen fence
(30 of 40) (987 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Alcatraz Prison
Alcatraz Island, California
(Photo posted Thursday 24 July 2008)
(Photo taken 13:36:16 Sunday 8 June 2008)
© 2008 David Graves
Creative Commons License
#AlcatrazTour_0591DG


Gulls loitered on old fallen fence


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The gull stood on the very edge of the roof
(31 of 40) (967 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Ft. Point, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 12 December 2008)
(Photo taken 15:09:54 Friday 8 August 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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The gull stood on the very edge of the roof


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The gull stood on the edge of a sharp rock
(32 of 40) (972 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo posted Friday 12 December 2008)
(Photo taken 11:58:40 Saturday 8 November 2008)
© 2008 Terry Costales
Creative Commons License
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The gull stood on the edge of a sharp rock


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A gull on a picnic table close up
(33 of 40) (965 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo taken Saturday 8 November 2008)
(Photo posted 11:59:20 Friday 12 December 2008)
© 2008 Terry Costales
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A gull on a picnic table close up


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A lone gull swam on still water
(34 of 40) (961 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo taken Saturday 8 November 2008)
(Photo posted 12:23:04 Friday 12 December 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A lone gull swam on still water


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A juvenile gull waited in the scrubby ice plants
(35 of 40) (962 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo posted Friday 12 December 2008)
(Photo taken 13:00:10 Saturday 8 November 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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A juvenile gull waited in the scrubby ice plants


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The juvenile gull was not about to abandon the table
(36 of 40) (987 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo posted Friday 12 December 2008)
(Photo taken 13:08:06 Saturday 8 November 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
#BodegaBay_7017BCX


The juvenile gull was not about to abandon the table


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A gull preened itself atop a tall pole
(37 of 40) (976 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Bodega Bay, Bodega, California
(Photo posted Friday 12 December 2008)
(Photo taken 14:28:48 Saturday 8 November 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
#BodegaBay_7038BCX


A gull preened itself atop a tall pole


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A gull flew over the ship
(38 of 40) (987 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Hornblower Cruise, San Francisco Bay, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 13 January 2010)
(Photo taken 16:19:12 Thursday 25 December 2008)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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A gull flew over the ship


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Gulls ride the rail
(39 of 40) (994 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Hornblower Cruise, San Francisco Bay, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 13 January 2010)
(Photo taken 15:02:48 Thursday 25 December 2008)
© 2010 David Graves
Creative Commons License
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Gulls ride the rail


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Dock end abandoned to exclusive gull use
(40 of 40) (990 views)

Gulls, Informally Called Seagulls
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 13 January 2010)
(Photo taken 15:02:48 Monday 7 September 2009)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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Dock end abandoned to exclusive gull use


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