✦ Noisy by nature, seagulls are known for vocalizations ranging from harsh wailing calls, ha-ha-ha, hiyak-hiyak, yuk-yuk, to yodeling calls. When in flocks, they can be extremely noisy.
✦ Seagulls are monogamous; they mate for life.
✦ They have an organized social structure. They protect each other. In fact, once a few nests are established in an area, others start moving into that area. In case, they perceive a threat, they join in driving away the intruder.
✦ Parents are very protective and caring. They often hide their young in crevices. The male and the female sit on the eggs. The eggs hatch after three weeks. Parents look after and feed the chicks. After three months, the chicks begin to fledge. This process continues till about three years. Before they reach maturity, the color and the pattern of plumage often varies. Thereafter, these mature gulls start breeding. Read more