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    Mew Gull

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    Mew Gull

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

    One of the smallest of the "white-headed" gulls, the Mew Gull is common along Pacific Coast beaches in winter. It also occurs in Eurasia, where it is known at the "Common Gull."

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Cana (Spanish)
    • Goéland cendré (French)
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