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    Heermann's Gull

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    Heermann's Gull

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

    The strikingly marked Heermann's Gull is common along the West Coast of the United States. This gray-bodied, white-headed gull breeds in Mexico and then moves north along the Pacific Coast to southern British Columbia.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Plomiza (Spanish)
    • Goéland de Heermann (French)
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