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 de Sabine (Spanish)
  • Mouette de Sabine (French)
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