American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus)

Set of scaled side and front drawings of the American Herring Gull

The American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus/Larus argentatus smithsonianus) is a large gull with a heavy body and bill. American Herring Gulls are native to the North American region in large lakes and rivers. They are typically seen along the Atlantic coast, Great Lakes, and coast of Alaska. The American herring gull is an opportunistic feeder that eats while walking, swimming, or flying. This species of seabird has an omnivore diet and eats fish, crustaceans, mollusks, sea urchins, worms, birds, eggs, and insects. The American herring gull is currently listed as least concern to extinction as population numbers have increased.

Scaled collection of drawings of American Herring Gull flying with wingspan dimensions

The American Herring Gull has a wingspan in the range of 47.2”-61” (120-155 cm) and total weight of 1.3-3.6 lb (.6-1.65 kg). The body of the American Herring Gull has an overall length between 20.9”-26” (53-66 cm), body width of 5.5”-6.9” (14-17.5 cm), and standing height of roughly 13.4”-16.7” (34-42.5 cm). The typical lifespan of the American Herring Gull is between 20-32 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
13.4”-16.7” | 34-42.5 cm
Width:
47.2”-61” | 120-155 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
20.9”-26” | 53-66 cm
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Weight:
1.3-3.6 lb | .6-1.65 kg
Area:
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Body Width: 5.5”-6.9” | 14-17.5 cm

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Scientific Name:
Larus smithsonianus
Lifespan:
20-32 years

Properties

Drawings include:

American Herring Gull side view, front, flying (assorted)

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Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.

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42.1”-53.1” | 107-135 cm
13-28 lb | 5.9-12.7 kg
50-80 years
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25.6”-30.3” | 65-77 cm (Wingspan)
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.2-.3 lb | .08-.13 kg
15-34 years
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16.000
77.000
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35400
3D
Arctic Tern
29.5”-33.5” | 75-85 cm
8.9”-10.8” | 22.5-27.5 cm
35.4”-40.9” | 90-104 cm
11-15.4 lb | 5-7 kg
20-25 years
Great Auk
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3D
Great Auk
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18.5”-24.8” | 47-63 cm (Wingspan)
11”-12.2” | 28-31 cm
.7-1.2 lb | .3-.55 kg
15-36 years
Atlantic Puffin
25.000
63.000
31.000
0.550
36.00
14700
3D
Atlantic Puffin
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85.4”-96” | 217-244 cm (Wingspan)
35”-44.9” | 89-114 cm
2.2-4.2 lb | 1-1.9 kg
10-22 years
Magnificent Frigatebird
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3D
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65”-70.9” | 165-180 cm (Wingspan)
34.25”-39.4” | 87-100 cm
4.9-7.9 lb | 2.2-3.6 kg
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Northern Gannet
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180.000
100.000
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37.00
6000
3D
Northern Gannet
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24”-28.7” | 61-73 cm (Wingspan)
15”-17.7” | 38-45 cm
1.7-2.8 lb | .78-1.25 kg
15-41 years
Common Murre
36.000
73.000
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5500
3D
Common Murre
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13.8”-15.75” | 35-40 cm
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15-25 years
Tufted Puffin
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25.00
5100
3D
Tufted Puffin
8.3”-10.4” | 21-26.5 cm
42.1”-50” | 107-127 cm (Wingspan)
15.75”-19.7” | 40-50 cm
.6-.8 lb | .25-.37 kg
5-20 years
Black Skimmer
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20.00
4250
3D
Black Skimmer
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6.6-18.7 lb | 3-8.5 kg
15-30 years
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210.000
99.000
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3450
3D
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13.4”-15.2” | 34-38.5 cm
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2.6-4.4 lb | 1.2-2 kg
22-36 years
Great Skua
38.500
140.000
58.000
2.000
36.00
2500
3D
Great Skua
16.3”-17.5” | 41.5-44.5 cm
52”-61” | 132-155 cm (Wingspan)
29.5”-31.5” | 75-80 cm
2-4 lb | .9-1.8 kg
20-32 years
Brown Booby
44.500
155.000
80.000
1.800
32.00
2350
3D
Brown Booby
10.2”-13.4” | 26-34 cm
37”-43.3” | 94-110 cm (Wingspan)
15.75”-20.1” | 40-51 cm
1.4-2.2 lb | .65-1 kg
20-40 years
Sooty Shearwater
34.000
110.000
51.000
1.000
40.00
2240
3D
Sooty Shearwater
12.4”-15.75” | 31.5-40 cm
40.2”-44.1” | 102-112 cm (Wingspan)
15.4”-19.7” | 39-50 cm
1-2.2 lb | .45-1 kg
30-60 years
Northern Fulmar
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112.000
50.000
1.000
60.00
1350
3D
Northern Fulmar
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39”-41.7” | 99-106 cm (Wingspan)
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.9-1.7 lb | .4-.75 kg
10-30 years
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106.000
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650
3D
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41”-50” | 104-127 cm (Wingspan)
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.7-1.5 lb | .3-.7 kg
10-25 years
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3D
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2.6-5.5 lb | 1.2-2.5 kg
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123.000
90.000
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300
3D
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47.2”-61” | 120-155 cm (Wingspan)
20.9”-26” | 53-66 cm
1.3-3.6 lb | .6-1.65 kg
20-32 years
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42.500
155.000
66.000
1.650
32.00
190
3D
American Herring Gull