…are also the yellow-legged gulls (Italian: gabbiano [gabbiano reale zampegialle o reale mediterraneo], Latin: Larus michahellis, German: Mittelmeermöwe) whose ‘song’ fills the air above the courtyard of the Library. Sometimes they watch through the Library windows, from time to time knocking the windowpane with their strong beak when throwing back their head for uttering their peculiar loud kind of screaming.