The wingspans of the largest Great Albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm ft).Albatrosses have high glide ratios, around to meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.
25 Jan 2016 Hannover Germany --- A seagull is mirrored in a thin layer of ice at lake Maschsee in Hanover Germany 25 January Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa --- Image by Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Corbis by parismatch_magazine
Ring-billed Gull nesting colonies normally include a small % of female couples. Fertilized by a male, each female of the couple lays a clutch of eggs, leading to "superclutches." often the most common & widespread gull in NA, especially inland