This is the second animal in my series based on Olympic medals, so today I am writing about silver gulls.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These very common birds grow up to 40 cm long.
- You can tell a young silver gull from an adult by the mottled feathers and black beak. The adults have nice white feathers, with grey wings and a bright orange beak.
- They are very aggressive and will eat almost anything, including small fish, insects, eggs, seeds, berries and eggs. They are also often seen stealing food from rubbish tips or scavenging from fishing boats.
- They breed on offshore islands, laying their eggs in scrapes on the ground. They lay 1-5 eggs per brood and can raise two broods each year if there is enough food.
- Silver gulls are very common and can be seen anywhere near water in around Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about silver gulls?