Other Names: Common Gull
Distribution: northern Eurasia and Alaska in summer; discontinuously throughout temperate coasts worldwide in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in western Europe.
Size: 40-46 cm in length with a 119-122 cm wingspan.
Plumage: White overall with a gray mantle, black wing tips, and greenish-yellow legs. The bill is noticeably small compared to those of larger gulls and in adults is unmarked greenish-yellow. The eyes are yellow.