Bonaparte's Gull

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Bonaparte's Gull

Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

A small, graceful gull with bright white patches in its wings, the Bonaparte's Gull winters near people, but breeds in the isolated taiga and boreal forest.

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Other Names
  • Gaviota de Bonaparte (Spanish)
  • Mouette de Bonaparte (French)
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