Scientific name: Larus melanocephalus
Size: Up to 40cm
Distribution: Not common. Mainly seen along the south and east coast of England. Largest numbers seen in Norfolk and Kent
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Coastal areas and reservoirs
Food: Fish, insects and carrion
Special features: Mediterranean Gulls are slightly larger than Black-headed gulls. The adults have all white wings, red legs, and a red beak marked with a small black ring near the tip. The head is black in summer and has patches of grey in winter. The eye has a white border. Juvenile birds have more black markings on their plumage and darker coloured beak and legs.