This Is NOT A Seagull

How many times have you called that familiar sea bird a seagull? Though you are colloquially correct, more technically speaking, the seagull doesn't exist. A gull is a type of seabird, but the seagull is technically not a name assigned to any specific species of bird. The word seagull is more of a common term to use in reference to a variety of gulls. Gulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari.

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The longest beach in the world is in Rio Grande, Brazil, and measures 132 miles. 00:17

  2. There is no bird actually named the seagull. 00:34

  3. North Sentinel Island in India may be the most dangerous beach on Earth. 01:22

Written by Curiosity Staff July 31, 2015

Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.