Laridae - gulls, terns
There are around 98 species in this family of seabirds. They are found near and on shorelines all over the world.
Some species are pelagic and, except for during breeding season, spend all their time on the open ocean.
Birds in this family are usually gray or white, often with black or gray markings. They have short legs, webbed feet, and short bills.
Most are omnivores, but a large part of their diet is made up of fish and aquatic invertebrates.
World Status Key
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.
US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game
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