Glaucous Gull

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Glaucous Gull

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

A huge gull of the frozen North, the Glaucous Gull breeds across most of the high Arctic. It winters farther north than most gulls, but it does turn up as far south as California and Virginia.

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Other Names
  • Gavión Hiperbóreo (Spanish)
  • Goéland bourgmestre (French)
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