|Breeds colonially or singly on coasts and cliffs, making a lined nest on the ground or cliff.
Adults are pale grey above, with a thick yellow bill. Immatures are very pale grey with a pink and black bill.
Breeds in Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
This gull is migratory, wintering as far south as the British
Isles and northernmost states of the United States, also on
the Great Lakes. A few birds sometimes reach the southern USA and
2–4 light brown eggs with dark chocolate splotches.