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    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
    • Gaviota Blanca (Spanish)
    • Goéland bourgmestre (French)
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