Small gull with short, slender black bill, rounded head, and pale gray wings. Breeding adults have a thin black necklace or collar and pink wash to underparts (can be faint).
Small gull with small black bill and rounded head. Nonbreeding adults have dark spot behind the ear, smudge around eyes, and pinkish wash to underparts. Wings are uniform pale gray with gray wingtips. Legs are red.
Small gull with short bill and wedge-shaped or diamond-shaped tail. Adults have pale gray wings all the way to the wingtips, with broad white trailing edges.
Small gull with short bill and wedge-shaped tail. Immatures have bold blackish M on the upperwings, dark spot behind eye, and dark tip to the tail.
Small gull with gray underwing and broad white trailing edge. Immatures have a dark spot behind eye, dark pattern on upperwing, and dark tip to tail.
- Small gull.
- Mostly white.
- Pale gray back.
- Whitish or light pink underside.
- Small, dark bill.
- Slightly pointed tail.
- Thin, dark ring around neck in breeding season.
Immature DescriptionJuvenal Plumage: Dusky brown overall. Belly white. Light edges to dark back feathers give scaly appearance. Dark cap. White throat and eyeline. Tail white, with black tips to elongated middle feathers. Black bar across wings, makes "M" across back visible in flight. Wingtips black. Dark spot behind eyes. Bill black. Legs flesh-brown.
First Winter (Basic I) Plumage: Back pale gray. Underparts white. Head white. Black spot behind eyes. Dark smudgy area around eyes. Tail white, with black tips to elongated middle feathers. Black bar across wings, makes "M" across back visible in flight. Wingtips black. Bill black. Legs flesh-brown.
First Summer (Alternate I) Plumage: Ring around neck; slightly smudgy at back. White underparts, washed rosy. Head white. Tail white. Black bar across wings makes "M" across back visible in flight. Wingtips black. Legs bright red. Looks like an adult with immature wings.
Relative Sizebetween 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)
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