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Ross's Gull

Rhodostethia rosea ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: LARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Rosss Gull Photo

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.

Calls

Vagrants usually silent, but may give soft, high-pitched "kew."

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