Glaucous-winged Gull Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large, heavyset gull with a big, somewhat flat head and a long, heavy bill with a thick tip and pronounced angle along the lower edge.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an Iceland Gull, smaller than a Glaucous Gull.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 19.7-23.2 in (50-59 cm)
      • Weight: 31.8-42.3 oz (900-1200 g)
      • Wingspan: 47.2-56.3 in (120-143 cm)