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    Sabine's Gull

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    Sabine's Gull

    Xema sabini
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    Sabine's Gull is an unusual and distinctive arctic gull that breeds at high latitudes but winters near the tropics. A striking bird in all plumages with a bold upper wing pattern, long pointed wings, a notched tail, and a short black bill with a yellow tip.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Cola Hendida (Spanish)
    • Mouette de Sabine (French)
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