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    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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