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Ross's Gull

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Ross's GullRhodostethia rosea
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae

Basic Description

A small, dove-like gull, the pink Ross's Gull is rarely seen outside of the Arctic. It was unknown in the continental United States until an individual appeared in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1975, but sightings now occur nearly every year.

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Other Names

  • Gaviota Rosada (Spanish)
  • Mouette rosée (French)
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