The very clever, intelligent and distinct Seagull, or Common Gull Sitting is 25 cm in length (approx). D226
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Here is some information about the Common Gull:
Common gulls, sometimes known as seagulls, are very clever. They learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall and trick earthworms to come to the surface.
The gulls’ intelligence is clearly demonstrated by a range of different feeding behaviours, such as dropping hard-shelled molluscs onto rocks so that they break open so they can eat them, and following ploughs in fields where they know upturned grubs and other food sources will be plentiful.
Common gulls are attentive and caring parents. The male and female pair for life and they take turns incubating the eggs, and feeding and protecting the chicks.
Gulls have a complex and highly developed repertoire for communication which includes a range of vocalisations and body movements.
They can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which is specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.