- 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 DescriptionFirst 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 Sizebetween 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)
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