Characteristics: A very large gull with a black back and wings. Its massive yellow bill has an orange spot at the tip and its legs are flesh –coloured. Often seen standing on an outcrop surveying the surrounding coastline.

Habitat: Breeds on rocky coasts and islands. Found with other nesting seabirds but in the Winter may disperse widely sometimes gong inland to join other gulls.

Habits: Able to consume quite large prey such as nesting auks or rabbits and often their solitary nests are littered with bones of their prey.