Herring gulls

O'Hanlon, N. and Nager, R. G. (2017) Herring gulls. In: Choe, J. C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior [2nd ed.]. Elsevier, pp. 90-99. ISBN 9780128132524 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01202-4)

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There are classic studies on Herring Gulls in animal behavior and evolutionary biology, but more recently Herring Gulls receive attention for their dramatic population changes they are undergoing. They were close to extinction at places at the end of the 19th century but then showed spectacular popualtion recoveries in the first half of the 20th century only to decline again more recently. The exact causes for these population changes are unclear but it is unlikely one cause that affect all populations similarly. Herring Gulls started recently to move into cities, possibly because of a deterioration of their traditional habitats, causing a human-wildlife conflict.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Hanlon, Miss Nina and Nager, Dr Ruedi
Authors: O'Hanlon, N., and Nager, R. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine

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