Western Gull

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Western Gull

Larus occidentalis
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Laridae
Basic Description

A large, dark-backed gull of the Pacific Coast, the Western Gull is seldom found far from the ocean.

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Other Names
  • Gaviota Occidental (Spanish)
  • Goéland d'Audubon (French)
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