Laridae is the biological family of medium-sized to large, long winged birds that includes gulls, sterns, noddies and skimmers. Mostly white in colour with grey or black back and wings. All are closely related to oceans and seas throughout the world. Many species breed in coastal colonies, with a preference for islands or in the interior of dry deserts far from water. They are also found commonly in many inland towns and cities. Some species migrate long distances. Larids can live up to 25 years of age.
– Larus canus L.