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.

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Other Names
  • Gaviota Pipizcan (Spanish)
  • Mouette de Franklin (French)
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