I’ve never really studied the beak of a gull before, but look at this one… what is the purpose of that bright orange patch? Any ideas?
That Gull Look
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It defines the sex of the bird and encourages the opposite sex bird to peck at it in a courting sequence.
Further thought the chicks peck at the red spot to get the mother to regurgitate to feed them .