Seagulls like this herring gull (Larus argentatus) are typical for coastal regions, although they are omnivores and able to survive anywhere where they could find enough small animals or carrion. They breed in large colonies on the ground, which gives them protection from predators. They are reliant on large open areas which are often found near the coast. The first breeding herring gulls in Berlin were found in 2010. Originally, herring gulls were found along the coasts only. However, they are becoming more frequent in unusual urban habitats.