Glaucous-winged Gull

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Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

A large gull of the north Pacific Coast, the Glaucous-winged Gull is common in coastal cities and towns. Its wingtips are colored unlike any other gull's, being neither black nor white. Instead, they are a medium gray, not much different from the back color.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Gaviota de Bering (Spanish)
  • Goéland à ailes grises (French)
  • Cool Facts

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