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    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.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Alas Blancas (Spanish)
    • Goéland à ailes grises (French)
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