a common, large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere.
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How to use herring gull in a sentence
herring gull and the primaries are grayish instead of black.Western Bird Guide | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
Mr. Brose saw him, and was on his tracks like a fish-hawk on a herring-gull.
The herring gull is a large and powerful bird, thoroughly competent to dispose of a herring or even a more bulky fish.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
Thus the Herring-Gull occupies a comparatively small area, although one many times larger than that of the Guillemot.Territory in Bird Life | H. Eliot Howard
Thus the Herring-Gull occupies a comparatively small area, though one which is many times larger than that of the Guillemot.Territory in Bird Life | H. Eliot Howard
British Dictionary definitions for herring gull
a common gull, Larus argentatus, that has a white plumage with black-tipped wings and pink legs
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