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 Mexicana (Spanish)
  • Goéland de Heermann (French)
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