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Merlin Bird ID

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    Ivory Gull Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized gull.
    • Pure white.
    • Black eyes.
    • Black legs and feet.
    • Small bill bluish at base, turning grayish green, with yellow or red tip.

    Immature Description

    First Winter (Basic I) Plumage: Mostly white, with dark blackish brown face. Back covered in blackish brown spots. Tail tip and tips of flight feathers black. Bill all dark.
    First Summer (Alternate II) Plumage: Mostly white, with fewer dark spots, less blackish on face.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.8-16.9 in (40-43 cm)
      • Weight: 15.8-24.2 oz (448-687 g)
      • Wingspan: 42.5-47.2 in (108-120 cm)