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    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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