Q:

How long do seagulls live for?

A:

Seagulls, opportunistic scavenging birds found on shorelines and in parking lots, can typically live from 15 to 20 years. Seagulls are omnivores and can easily find food sources in both urban and coastal habitats. Seagulls congregate in wide open spaces to defend against predation.

Seagulls mate from April to May. Females typically lay two or three eggs that incubate for three weeks. Seagull chicks that are born in June are fully fledged and able to fly by August. Seagulls build their nests on the ground in high grass near naturally occurring obstructions to shelter them from the wind and other gulls.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a group of seagulls called?

    A:

    A group of seagulls is called a colony, contrary to a popular belief that it is called a flock. Before seagulls are old enough to breed, they form nursery flocks, which are closely monitored by several of the adult males.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is difference between male and female seagulls?

    A:

    The difference between male and female seagulls is not very noticeable to the human eye. The only main difference is that male seagulls tend to have brighter plumage than their female counterparts. However, humans are often unable to pick up on this difference because it is so subtle.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the different kinds of seagulls?

    A:

    There are dozens of types of gulls with habitats that span much of the globe. Gulls are only informally referred to as seagulls since many gull species actually live and nest inland, but, regardless of their habitats, all species of gulls are closely related.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do seagulls build their nests?

    A:

    Most species of seagull build their nests on the ground, while other species build their nests on elevated areas, such as cliffs or trees. Roofs may also be used for nesting. Seagulls build nests in colonies. Nests are constructed using twigs and other materials in the shape of a cup.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore