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The Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

DescriptionEdit

This species of gull is similar to other large gulls, but reaching 42cm in length, this species is smaller. The wings are grey with black wing-tips. The body is white and sometimes pinkish. The eye is yellow with a red outline. The bill is slender for a gull, and is red. The legs are also red.

Similar speciesEdit

Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Common Gull

BehaviourEdit

Similar to other gulls.

DietEdit

This species feeds mainly on mollsucs and crustaceans.

CallsEdit

Similar to the Black-headed Gull, but generally softer.

ReproductionEdit

Two or three eggs in May and June. These eggs are whitish or pale yellow with dark blotches.

Distribution/habitatEdit

This species is found in fresh and brackish waters, coastal lagoons, and on the coast in winter. This species is a vagrant to Britain, found in southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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