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Family Gulls and Terns

Quick Facts about family Gulls and Terns:

  • Total Species: 100
  • Species In Armenia: 18
  • Protected Species: 4

Fairly small to large, heavy-bodied, long-winged seabirds, with stout bill, webbed feet and generally rounded tail; most species white below with pale grey to black back and wings, some with dark hood when breeding. They are cosmopolitan, mainly coastal, but also inland in wide variety of habitats, typically near water.

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