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


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Gull on a lamp
(2 of 40) (2420 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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A gull perched on the top step
(3 of 40) (2436 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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Young gull on lawn
(4 of 40) (2410 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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Gull against a deep blue sky.
(5 of 40) (2796 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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Gull on a well used concrete piling
(6 of 40) (2440 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) (2452 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) (2434 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) (2409 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) (2421 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) (2418 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) (2413 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) (2410 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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Young gulls perched on roof diagonal


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Gull on an in-bound glide
(14 of 40) (2428 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 an in-bound glide


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Gull glided away over the bay
(15 of 40) (2448 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) (2455 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) (2402 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) (2418 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) (2416 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) (2437 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) (2450 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) (2427 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
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Gull at the end of the line


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Gulls in an abandoned parking lot
(23 of 40) (2389 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) (2424 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) (2404 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
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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) (2427 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
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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) (2428 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) (2427 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
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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) (2390 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
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Gull sat protectively on a nest


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Gulls loitered on old fallen fence
(30 of 40) (2420 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
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Gulls loitered on old fallen fence


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The gull stood on the very edge of the roof
(31 of 40) (2382 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) (2388 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
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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) (2382 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) (2377 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) (2383 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
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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) (2406 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
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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) (2393 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
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A gull preened itself atop a tall pole


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A gull flew over the ship
(38 of 40) (2410 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) (2426 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
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Gulls ride the rail


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Dock end abandoned to exclusive gull use
(40 of 40) (2408 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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