The Mediterranean Gull moves into Florida

The Mediterranean Gull moves into Florida
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Mediterranean Gull in Sun City Center, Florida
Mediterranean Gull in Sun City Center, Florida

Once exclusive in Europe, the Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) has migrated to many parts of the world included the United States.

The distinctive markings on the Med Gull are its black head (hood), crescent white eyes a a contrasting dark red bill with black outlines.

The Med Gull bird takes two years to reach full maturity. In its first year, the gull has a black terminal tail band and more black feathers in the upper wings with lighter feathers under the wings.

Mediterranean Gull right side in Sun City Center, Florida, United States
Mediterranean Gull right side in Sun City Center, Florida, United States

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