Seagull in the evening light
The gulls, until 1901 also seagulls, form a subfamily within the order of plover-like or waders and gulls. Gulls are medium-sized to large birds. They have relatively long and narrow, pointed wings and strong, slender beaks with slightly downward-curving upper beaks. The three forward pointing toes are connected by webbed toes, a fourth, very short toe points backwards or is missing in some species.