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Sabine's Gull

Xema sabini ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: LARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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

Calls

Chirping, groaning, and rattling that resemble calls of terns more than gulls.

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