Also known as seagulls, a total of 12 species in the Laridae family have been recorded in Jordan. Gulls are seabirds generally characterized by a heavy body, white or gray plumage, long wings, longish bill, and webbed feet.
Intelligent and resourceful. Gulls live in social groups, often fishing or resting in large flocks.
Fish, crabs, and human scraps.
Most gull species that occur in Jordan are passage migrants or accidental. A few are winter visitors. Gulls are most common in Aqaba, but may occur inland near water sources such as reservoirs and desert waterholes.