Mew Gull - Larus canus

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Common name: Mew Gull

Scientific name: Larus canus

Accession number: 136

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"Their food consists of small fishes, such as sand-eels and young herrings, which they pick from the water, first hovering with extended and elevated wings, then descending, spreading their tail, and letting down their feet".

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