Here we have grouped together gulls, skuas and terns which are sometimes referred to as shorebirds as are some other birds such as waders.
The gulls have stout bills and webbed feet. Most of these birds have loud wailing or squawking calls. The sexes look the same. They are opportunist that scavenge food and mostly feed on live food such as crabs, small fish, eggs, other birds’ chicks and insects. They usually live near the sea. Their nest is on the ground often in large noisy colonies and they lay two or three eggs.
|Hettumáfur – Black-hooded Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Hvítmáfur – Glaucous Gull – Larus hyperboreus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Kjói – Artic Skua – Stercorarius parasiticus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Kría – Arctic Tern – Sterna paradisaea||ORNOSK blogs|
|Rita –Black-legged Kittiwake – Rissa tridactyla||ORNOSK blogs|
|Sílamáfur – Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Silfurmáfur – Herring Gull – Larus argentatus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Skúmur – Great Skua – Stercorarius skua||ORNOSK blogs|
|Stormmáfur – Common Gull – Larus canus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Svartbakur – Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus||ORNOSK blogs|