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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