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    Little Gull

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    Little Gull

    Hydrocoloeus minutus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    The smallest gull in the world, the Little Gull is common across Eurasia. A few pairs have been nesting in North America since the 1960s, and the species is now a rare, but regular, visitor to the East Coast and the Great Lakes.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Menor (Spanish)
    • Mouette pygmée (French)
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