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    Franklin's Gull

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    Franklin's Gull

    Leucophaeus pipixcan
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    A small, black-headed gull of the prairies, the Franklin's Gull is a common sight in the interior of North America, following plows to eat exposed worms, insects, and mice.

    More ID Info
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    Other Names
    • Gaviota de Franklin (Spanish)
    • Mouette de Franklin (French)
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