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Ross's Gull Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, ternlike gull, with rather narrow, pointed wings, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Red Phalarope, smaller than a Ring-billed Gull; similar in size to Bonaparte’s Gull.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.4-12.2 in (29-31 cm)
      • Weight: 4.9-8.8 oz (140-250 g)
      • Wingspan: 35.4-39.4 in (90-100 cm)